Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the Implementation Officer and relevant enquiries contact and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Public Interest Disclosures procedure

Status Current
Effective Date 6th February 2020
Review Date 6th February 2025
Approval Authority Vice-Chancellor
Approval Date 5th February 2020
Expiry Date To Be Advised
Implementation Officer Shirley Rooney
General Counsel
+61 3 52278560
Responsible Executive Kerrie Parker
Chief Financial Officer
+61 3 92468110
Enquiries Contact DeakinLegal
+61 3 52278533

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

In 2019, the Victorian Parliament passed new legislation which made some changes to Victoria’s integrity system. The new legislation introduced changes to the Protected Disclosure Act 2012 to support people making disclosures which are in the public interest. The legislative changes replace existing ‘protected disclosure’ arrangements with 'public interest disclosures'. On 6 February 2020 Deakin’s Protection of Persons from Detrimental Action procedure was revised to align with the legislative changes (including renaming it the Public Interest Disclosures procedure) and to provide greater clarity.

Clauses Amended:Procedure: All