Burnet has a range of policies including risk management and governance.

Burnet is committed to the highest standards of governance in our research and workplace activities.

A number of processes and policies are in place to ensure we foster a positive and safe workplace for staff, students and visitors, and a safe environment for the communities we work with.

The key policies include:

This Policy provides a framework for the recognition and disclosure of conflicts of interest which may arise in the context of Burnetʼs operations. It should be noted that the conduct of research may give rise to particular conflicts of interest and these are dealt with more specifically in the Burnetʼs Code of Conduct for Research Policy.

The Burnet Institute is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and/or young people who may come in contact with Burnet Institute Representatives. We support the rights of the child and will act to ensure a child safe environment is maintained.

This statement outlines Burnetʼs commitment to assessing and addressing modern slavery risks in accordance with the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018.

Burnet Institute is committed to fostering a culture where directors, employees, students, contractors and volunteers of Burnet and others acting on its behalf (together Representatives) are encouraged to raise concerns about unethical and unacceptable conduct and can do so in a safe environment. - #### Child Protection Policy

Burnet Institute recognises that children and youth have a right to be protected from all forms of harm and abuse, and that child abuse is never acceptable. The policy covers all Burnet representatives in the course of their work and when representing Burnet Institute.

This policy outlines Burnetʼs commitment to safeguard from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (SEAH) the beneficiaries and members of the community that employees and Burnet representatives come into contact with through their work.

Burnet Institute is committed to communicating the impact of our work in Australia and internationally whilst always respecting the dignity of the communities in which we engage with, conduct research, and support through various communication and fundraising activities.

A complaint can be made by any supporter, partner organisation, community or individual with whom we work or any member of the public whether an individual, civil society organisation or other entity.

Burnet Institute is committed to protecting your privacy. In the course of carrying out its functions, Burnet Institute collects personal information as defined by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

This policy is to ensure that there is a clear and identifiable distinction between the Burnet Instituteʼs aid and international development and non-development activities.

Contact Details

Mary-Ann Nicholas

Head, Project Management Office