Report Wrongdoing

UNSW regards “Integrity, transparency and ethical decision making, inspiring openness, courage and trust” as a guiding value for all members of the UNSW community.

We recognise however, that occasionally concerns may be arise that suggest that these values have not be met.

That is why we have established a positive and open environment for the reporting of suspected wrongdoing, and for ensuring that these reports are properly managed and investigated and that disclosers are protected and supported.

We are currently in the process of updating our policies and implementing a new online portal for the confidential receiving and handling of reported suspected wrongdoing at UNSW, which will give effect to the University’s obligations under both the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (NSW) and Part 9.4AAA (Protection of Whistleblowers) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

In the meantime, we encourage you to report suspected wrongdoing via the following channels:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you are a Staff member

You are encouraged to report conduct which involves suspected:

  • corrupt conduct
  • maladministration
  • serious and substantial waste of public money and/or
  • University information and records contraventions

to the Director, Internal Audit.

For conduct which involves suspected:

  • unlawful conduct
  • a danger to the public or the University financial system
  • misconduct
  • an improper state of affairs or circumstances and/or
  • improper state of affairs in relation to the tax affairs of UNSW or its controlled entities

please consider reporting to the Director, UNSW Conduct & Integrity. Disclosers will be protected from detrimental acts or omissions.

If your concerns are a personal or staff grievance or are about your employment at UNSW, you may lodge a staff complaint.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you are a student

You can report behaviour or conduct which involves suspected:

  • corrupt conduct
  • maladministration
  • serious and substantial waste of public money and/or
  • University information and records contraventions

to the Director, Internal Audit.

If your report concerns conduct that you suspect is:

  • unlawful
  • a danger to the public or the financial system
  • misconduct
  • an improper state of affairs or circumstances and/or
  • improper state of affairs in relation to the tax affairs of UNSW or its controlled entities

You are encouraged to make a report to the Director, UNSW Conduct & Integrity.

If your concerns are about your studies, student life, the University or the University environment you may lodge a student complaint.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you are not a staff member or student

You are encouraged to report conduct that you suspect is:

  • unlawful
  • a danger to the public or the financial system
  • misconduct
  • an improper state of affairs or circumstances and/or
  • improper state of affairs in relation to the tax affairs of UNSW or its controlled entities

to the Director, UNSW Conduct & Integrity.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Confidentiality

If you are thinking of making a report of wrongdoing and wish to remain anonymous, we recommend that you create a separate, non-identifiable email address for communicating with the University.

Where an eligible report of wrongdoing is made, we are obliged to keep your identity confidential, unless you have agreed in writing to have your identity disclosed or it is legally permissible to disclose it.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
More information

For more information you may contact UNSW Conduct & Integrity.