Ministerial Directions

The Hon. Minister Lily D’Ambrosio issued new Ministerial Directions to the ARCC on  15 February 2022.

Governance obligations and disclosures

ARCC has a number of governance obligations under Acts of Parliament: 

Protected Disclosure Act 2012 

The Protected Disclosure Act 2012 (the Act) established the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) and facilitates the making of disclosures about serious improper conduct by public bodies or public officers. The Act provides for a system for such matters to be confidentially disclosed and impartially investigated. The Act also provides protection from detrimental action to the discloser. Disclosures must be made directly to IBAC. Contact details can be viewed here.

Legislation Building Act 1993

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) regulates Victoria’s building industry, which is governed by the Building Act 1993 (the Act). The Act sets out the framework for the regulation of building construction, building standards and the maintenance of specific building safety features.

Carers Recognition Act 2012

The Carers Recognition Act came into effect on 1 July 2012 and officially recognises care relationships and the role of carers in our community.

The Act includes a set of principles about the significance of care relationships, and specifies obligations for state government agencies, local councils, and other organisations that interact with people in care relationships.

Financial Management Act 1994

The purposes of this Act are—

(a)     to improve financial administration of the public sector;

(b)     to make better provision for the accountability of the public sector;

(c)     to provide for annual reporting to the Parliament by departments and public sector bodies.

Standing Directions 2018 – under the Financial Management Act 1994

The Standing Directions 2018 under the Financial Management Act 1994 (2018 Directions) set the standard for financial management by Victorian Government agencies.

Freedom of Information Act 1982 

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 allows the public a right of access to documents held by the Council.

Local Jobs Act 2003 

The Local Jobs First Act 2003 is Australia’s longest-standing industry participation legislation. It enables the Victorian Government to provide opportunities for local businesses and workers to supply into government projects.

Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.


ARCC Gifts Benefits & Hospitality Register 2022


Click to view of Reporting obligations under the Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality policy.