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LIV Whistleblower Policy

What is whistleblowing?

The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) is committed to fostering a culture of ethical behaviour and good corporate governance based on our values, which include acting with respect and integrity. We will not tolerate any corrupt, illegal or other improper conduct by our employees, officers, contractors, volunteers or suppliers and encourage the reporting of such conduct when it occurs.

The purpose of this Policy is to provide a framework for receiving, investigating and addressing allegations of improper conduct and the management of those involved.
This Policy describes what conduct can be reported, who to make a report to, how it will be investigated and what protections and support are available to those involved. Consistent with our commitment to ethical behavior and good corporate governance, we also encourage volunteers, members and the general public to make disclosures in relation to actual or suspected reportable conduct in accordance with this Policy.

What conduct should I report?

Reportable conduct is anything you have reasonable grounds to suspect concerns misconduct or an improper state of affairs or circumstances in relation to the LIV. Examples of reportable conduct include, but are not limited to:

  • breaches of the law, including the Act and other financial sector laws
  • dishonest, corrupt or illegal activities such as theft, fraud, bribery, money laundering or misappropriation
  • activities that represent a danger to the public or the financial system
  • wrongdoing at the LIV, that is actual or suspected misconduct or an inappropriate state of affairs or circumstance.

If you see or suspect misconduct you are encouraged to report it. If you are unsure whether the conduct is reportable conduct under this Policy you should contact LIV’s Whistleblower Protection Officers or the external online whistleblowing service Your Call.

To view the LIV’s Whistleblower Policy please click here.