Anti-Fraud and Financial Wrongdoing Policy
Health Equity Matters has a zero-tolerance approach towards fraudulent activity or behaviour, and any criminal or dishonest misuse of funds or resources. Health Equity Matters is committed to ensuring that all funds and donations received are used to achieve the objectives of their intended purposes. This policy outlines Health Equity Matters’ framework for the prevention, detection, reporting, investigation of and response to fraud and financial wrongdoing.
The Anti-Fraud and Financial Wrongdoing Policy can be viewed here.
Code of Conduct Policy
Health Equity Matters values and expects the honest, professional and ethical behaviour from its staff, volunteers, contractors (including consultants), grantees and suppliers. The policy sets out Health Equity Matters’ Code of Conduct.
The Code of Conduct Policy can be viewed here.
Complaints Handling and Whistleblowing Policy
Health Equity Matters values complaints and reports of misconduct and recognises these as an essential part of its quality assurance and accountability to members, partners, stakeholders and the communities that its works alongside, represents and supports. This policy outlines the process for lodging complaints and Health Equity Matters’ process for responding to internal whistleblowers and external complainants. The policy also outlines additional protections for whistleblowers.
The Complaints Handling and Whistleblowing Policy can be viewed here.
Human Rights, Diversity and Inclusion Policy
This policy affirms Health Equity Matters’ commitment to human rights, diversity and inclusion and describes how Health Equity Matters promotes and embeds these attributes in its work.
The Human Rights, Diversity and Inclusion Policy can be viewed here.
Non-Development Activity Policy
Health Equity Matters is committed to ensuring we accurately represent our activities to the people we work with, our donors and the public. This policy requires that Health Equity Matters and its partners clearly distinguish their aid, development and humanitarian objectives and activities from non-development objectives and activities.
The Non-Development Activity Policy can be viewed here.
This policy sets out the values and guiding principles for Health Equity Matters’ formal and informal partnerships, agreements and collaborations. The policy guides mutually respectful partnerships and enables the participation of primary stakeholders in Health Equity Matters’ activities.
The Partnership Policy can be viewed here.
Pharmaceutical Industry Sponsorship Policy
This policy sets out Health Equity Matters’ arrangements for agreements and sponsorships with the pharmaceutical industry.
The Pharmaceutical Industry Sponsorship Policy can be viewed here.
This document sets out Health Equity Matters’ policy in relation to the protection of personal information, as under the Privacy Act 1998 (Cth) (the “Act”) and the Australian Privacy Principles (“APP”). The APPs regulation the handling of personal information. While the Act and Principles are Australian, they are applied by Health Equity Matters across its Australian and international operations.
Health Equity Matters is committed to undertaking a thorough and structured approach to recruiting and selecting for vacant positions and/or promotion, to recruit staff with the skills, qualifications, cultural fit, knowledge and experience to successfully undertake the position. Health Equity Matters’ Recruitment and Selection Policy helps Health Equity Matters achieve this goal.
The Recruitment and Selection Policy can be viewed here.
Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct
Health Equity Matters has zero tolerance for child abuse and exploitation, and the sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment of adults. It is committed to safeguarding all children and adults that it directly works with, or comes into contact with, in the delivery of its program and activities. This policy outlines the process for reporting and responding to safeguarding incidents and includes a Safeguarding Code of Conduct that all Health Equity Matters Personnel sign and abide by.
The Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct policy can be viewed here