Several acts of legislation are relevant to PTV.
The Minister for Public Transport administers several pieces of legislation either in part or in full.
Find more information about relevant transport safety legislation on the Transport Safety Victoria website.
You can view copies of current legislation on the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website.
Protected Disclosure Act
PTV is committed to the aims and objectives of the Protected Disclosure Act 2012.
PTV does not tolerate improper conduct by PTV People nor the taking of reprisals against those who disclose such conduct or those who co-operate with an investigation of such conduct.
The Protected Disclosures Welfare Management Guidelines facilitate the making of protected disclosures and protection of individuals against detrimental action taken in reprisal for making a protected disclosure against PTV, a PTV employee, officer or contractor (PTV People) in accordance with the Protected Disclosures Act 2012 (PD Act).
This procedure does not apply to complaints made or matters raised under other internal complaint mechanisms, which are dealt with in accordance with other procedures.
Making protected disclosures
If a person contacts PTV and appears to be attempting to make a protected disclosure, they must be informed that under the Protected Disclosures Act:
- PTV is not authorised to receive protected disclosures; and
- a protected disclosure against PTV must be made directly to IBAC:
In person: IBAC, Level 1, North Tower, 459 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3001
Postal address: IBAC, GPO Box 24234, Melbourne, VIC 3001
Phone: 1300 735 135, Fax: (03) 8635 6444
IBAC will determine whether a disclosure is a protected disclosure or not.
If IBAC determines that a disclosure is a protected disclosure, it must deal with the disclosure in accordance with the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Act 2011 (IBAC Act).
Mandatory notification of suspected corruption
The PTV Chief Executive Officer is required to notify IBAC using the prescribed notification form (attached below) if the CEO suspects corruption is occurring or has occurred, in accordance with IBAC directions made under the IBAC Act.
(full directions issued by IBAC)
The directions, as well as associated documentation and relevant guidance is available on the IBAC website.
Protected disclosure coordinator
The PTV Protected Disclosure Coordinator is the Director of Governance and Legal (Tel.: 9027 4039), who:
- cannot receive or handle a protected disclosure;
- can provide information about how or where to make a disclosure of improper conduct, or about detrimental action taken in reprisal for a disclosure to IBAC;
- assists the CEO comply with the mandatory notification of suspected corruption to IBAC;
- is a contact or liaison officer with IBAC;
- maintains policy and procedures required under the protected disclosures and associated legislation.