Reportable Conduct should be reported as soon as the workplace or program partner participant becomes aware of the conduct. Report should be made in the country most relevant to the conduct.
CBM Australia provides 3 mechanisms for whistleblowing:
- Online : Email or use the online report form
- Mail : PO Box 196, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia
- Phone : 1800 678 069 (free call within Australia) or +61 3 8843 4500
For conduct outside Australia, here is the CBM International whistleblowing report system.
In Australia, Reportable Conduct disclosure can be reported anonymously. All information disclosed in any reporting, including identity (if provided), will remain confidential to the extent required by law.
Where necessary, CBM Australia may disclose a whistleblower’s identity to authorities (for example, the Australian Federal Police). In some circumstances, information that might lead to personal identification may be disclosed to an investigator where it is reasonably necessary for assessing and responding to the report made. All reasonable steps will be taken to reduce the risk of personal identification.
CBM Australia’s People and Culture Director is also the sole recipient of disclosure through CBM Australia’s email and online report system. If the People and Culture Director is implicated in the disclosure, report by mail or phone can be made to the Chief Executive Officer. If the CEO is implicated in the disclosure, report by mail can be made to the CBM Australia Board Chair.
Any person who knowingly makes a false report of Reportable Conduct, or who otherwise fails to act honestly with reasonable belief in respect to the report, may be subject to disciplinary action, including dismissal (in the case of employees).
Reportable Conduct disclosure can be made to a member of parliament or a journalist under certain circumstances, being a ‘public interest disclosure’ or an ‘emergency disclosure’, where a disclosure has already been made to a Commonwealth Authority, and at least 90 days have passed, or where there are reasonable grounds to believe that the Reportable Conduct involves substantial and imminent danger to health, safety or environment. A whistleblower should seek their own advice in this regard.