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Freedom of Information and Protected Disclosures

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 gives people the right to access information held by Ministers, state government departments, local councils, public hospitals, most semi-government agencies and statutory authorities.

Our Freedom of Information Info Sheet explains how to make a request, and our Part II Statement tells you what types of documents we have. You can also use our Freedom of Information Request Form to submit your request.

Further information about freedom of information is available at www.foi.vic.gov.au.

Protected Disclosure

The Protected Disclosure Act 2012 provides for the disclosure of improper conduct by public bodies and public officials and protection for those who make a disclosure.

Reporting system and contact persons

Disclosures of improper conduct of the Disability Services Commissioner or its staff can be made verbally or in writing. Disclosures of improper conduct may be made to:

Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission
GPO Box 24234
Melbourne Vic 3000
Phone: 1300 735 135
Fax: 03 8635 6444
Email: submit@ibac.vic.gov.au

Further information about the Protected Disclosures Act 2012 is available from the Independent Broad-Based Anti-corruption Commission’s website.

Disability Services Commissioner has prepared a Protected Disclosure Procedure in accordance with the Protected Disclosure Act 2012. Download ‘Making and Handling Protected Disclosures’ in PDF (178 KB) and RTF (162KB).

Level 20, 570 Bourke Street,

Melbourne, Victoria, 3000 Australia

Call for enquiries or complaints - 1800 677 342

Email for enquiries or complaints - complaints@odsc.vic.gov.au