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.

This policy outlines Burnet Institute’s commitment to disability inclusion across all our activities and within our own organisation. It provides a clear vision and consistent messages regarding Burnet’s approach to disability in our development programs and health research.

Burnet recognises its obligation to demonstrate environmental leadership, maintain the highest standards and serve as an example to staff and the community at large. Burnet is committed to undertaking its work nationally and internationally in a manner that is sensitive to and minimises negative impacts on the environment.

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 has adopted a zero tolerance to Fraud, Money Laundering, Bribery and Corruption (FMLB&C) and is committed to minimising the incidence of FMLB&C through the development, implementation and regular review of prevention, detection and control strategies.

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.

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

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.

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).

Burnet Institute aims to ensure a research environment that minimises the incidence of research misconduct and expects staff and students to conduct their research at the highest standard and integrity.

Burnet staff and their representatives recognise that at times they will hold a privileged position of power and trust in relation to partners and the communities that we work with. When carrying out Burnetʼs work, it is important not to abuse unequal power relationships in any way.

Burnet maintains the principle that the protection of the child and their rights are paramount and that child abuse is never acceptable.

Fundamental to Burnetʼs operations is respect for the dignity and basic human rights of people within Australia and throughout the world. Every person who represents Burnet is expected to reflect these values in their professional conduct, regardless of who they are dealing with, or where they are working.

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.

Contact Details

Mary-Ann Nicholas

Head, Project Management Office; Co-Head, Strategy Insights and Impact; Head, Development Effectiveness