Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS WHISTLEBLOWER HOTLINE?
WHAT CAN BE REPORTED?
WHY IS AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS INTRODUCING THIS SERVICE?
HOW DO I MAKE A REPORT?
WHO IS STOPLINE?
DO I HAVE TO GIVE MY NAME?
IF I MAKE A COMPLAINT REGARDING SUSPECTED MISCONDUCT, HOW WILL I BE PROTECTED?
HOW DOES THE STOPLINE WORK?
WHO AND WHAT IS THE DISCLOSURE OFFICER?
A person within Australian Red Cross is responsible for ensuring that all serious complaints are handled appropriately. The Disclosure Officer is responsible for Australian Red Cross’s role in managing disclosures and being the contact point for both STOPline and the Australian Red Cross Board. This consists of Ben Brandon, Industrial Relations Specialist.
WHEN SHOULD I CONTACT THE STOPLINE?
AT WHAT TIME CAN I CONTACT THE STOPLINE?
HOW DO I KNOW THAT SOMEBODY WON’T JUST MAKE SOME FALSE CLAIM TO SETTLE A PERSONAL GRUDGE?
WILL I BE KEPT INFORMED ABOUT THE RESULT OF MAKING A REPORT?
IF I MAKE A REPORT, AM I LIABLE IN ANYWAY?
Where a person who makes a disclosure is implicated in the misconduct, Australian Red Cross will use all reasonable efforts to protect the individual from reprisals; however, the act of reporting improper conduct may not shield the person from the reasonable consequences flowing from any involvement in serious misconduct. Depending on the misconduct and the level of proved involvement, Australian Red Cross has the discretion to pursue the perpetrators, but may choose to provide immunity (or a greater level of protection) for the initial whistleblower.