Fraud Prevention and Protected Disclosures

We're dedicated to the highest level of ethical conduct and integrity. We're also committed to protecting our revenue, expenditure and property from fraud and corruption.

All our team members, Councillors, and contractors are required to act with integrity at all times, and refrain from fraudulent or corrupt conduct.

The Audit and Risk Committee (ARC) is responsible for the oversight of fraud risk management.

Management is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that effective measures are in place to manage fraud risks
  • Conducting audits
  • Responding to incidents of fraud
  • Taking protected disclosures from, or about, any of their staff.

IBAC (Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission) identifies and investigates serious corrupt misconduct and acts as the clearing house for assessing public interest disclosures in the Victorian public sector.

There are measures in place to prevent, detect and respond to fraud and corruption.

Reporting Fraud or Corruption and Making Public Interest Disclosures

Worried about fraud or corruption at Brimbank City Council? Everyone's encouraged to report any concerns to our Public Interest Disclosure Coordinator or one of our Public Interest Disclosure Officers, (see list below) or IBAC.

Disclosures may be verbal or in writing. They can be anonymous and must be kept confidential. If you wish to make a Public Interest Disclosure, this must be in accordance with the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2012.

Make a confidential disclosure to our Public Interest Disclosure Coordinator

Lauren Blatchford
Public Interest Disclosure Coordinator
PO Box 70, Sunshine, VIC 3020

Matters involving Councillors must be reported directly to IBAC:

Public Interest Disclosure Officers

Alex Koroneos

Ashley Hansen

John MacDonagh