Whistleblower Policy and Process

The Institute of Internal Auditors - Australia is committed to the highest standards of legal, ethical and moral behaviour and will not tolerate unethical, unlawful or undesirable conduct. The IIA-Australia recognises that the most common method of detecting fraud is by notification of the wrongdoing by its own workers or an alert from an external party.

The Whistleblower Policy documents the IIA-Australia’s intent at maintaining an environment in which people are able to report their concerns about any serious instances of wrongdoing that they believe may be occurring in the name of the IIA-Australia without fear of retaliatory action. The policy complements normal reporting and communication channels within the IIA-Australia.  It provides an alternative means of reporting alleged or suspected wrongdoing where the usual channels appear to have failed or may be inappropriate.

The purpose of this policy is to:

  • Help detect and address wrongdoing and protect people who report actual or suspected wrongdoing,
  • Help provide workers with a supportive work environment in which they feel able to raise issues of legitimate concern to them and to the IIA-Australia, and
  • Provide suitable avenues for reporting of matters that may cause loss to the IIA-Australia or damage the IIA-Australia’s reputation.

The policy addresses requirements of the Corporations Act 2001 Part 9.4AAA Section 1317 on whistleblowing.

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