Victoria’s integrity agencies want Victorians to know how they can complain about, or report wrongdoing in local government.
A new video, produced by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, (IBAC), the Local Government Inspectorate, and the Victorian Ombudsman, explains which integrity agency people can complain to about issues and suspected wrongdoing with council matters, councillors, and local government officials.
IBAC Deputy Commissioner David Wolf said, “Integrity agencies rely on the information provided by citizens to effectively detect and address corruption. We want Victorians to know they can safely and easily let us know if they suspect something is not right with their local council.”
The Victorian Ombudsman, Deborah Glass said, “If you are unhappy about how a Council handles your complaint or about an action or decision of a Council or Council staff member, you can contact my office. As this video explains, there is a ‘no wrong door’ approach. If you are unsure of which integrity agency to contact with your issue, contact any one of us and we will help your complaint get to the right place.”