The University will not tolerate fraud, corruption, misconduct or maladministration in relation to any of its operations and it is the responsibility of all persons connected with Flinders University to report such conduct in accordance with the Fraud and Corruption Prevention and Control Policy.
Staff are also required to recognise and avoid conflicts between an individual’s personal or pecuniary interests and the interests of the University in accordance with the University’s Conflict of Interest Policy.
We are confident with your assistance that the University’s normal supervision and accountability procedures should militate against dishonest, fraudulent, unlawful, unethical and other serious improper conduct occurring, and should provide pathways for redress and action in any cases of concern.
However, the University has developed procedures to ensure that persons who may be fearful of coming forward with information are reassured that:
- their identity will be kept confidential
- they will be protected from victimisation or reprisal.
These procedures include a Whistleblower Co-ordination Officer and an independent whistleblower service provider where you can register your concerns online. Protected disclosure form (Quote Flinders University ID: FUSA 1966)
Introducing the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC)
On the 1st September 2013 the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act (SA) 2012 (ICAC Act) came into operation. This Act made it mandatory for University officers, employees or contractors to report acts or behaviour that they reasonably suspect constitutes corruption and ‘serious or systemic’ misconduct or maladministration in relation to the University’s operations to the Office of Public Integrity (OPI).
Under ICAC Directions and Guidelines, reports to the OPI must be made via the online complaint report form at the ICAC website.
See the FAQs page for further information about ICAC and the OPI and if you have any questions, please contact Legal Services (x15196).