World Vision Response to Allegations Aired in Age/SMH

The following is a statement from World Vision Australia Chief Financial Officer Gordon Allison.

We are deeply concerned by the allegations of inappropriate conduct raised in an article that has appeared in The Age and SMH  today, and have taken immediate steps to ensure they are fully investigated.

Since becoming aware of the allegations on Tuesday, March 3, we have immediately: notified Victoria Police; arranged for KPMG to undertake a formal, independent investigation of this matter; engaged workplace investigation and mediation service iHR Australia to conduct an investigation into the role of a staff member in the matter; and notified the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

We have temporarily suspended the staff member named in the allegations, pending the outcome of the investigations.

We also immediately advised our board of the allegations.

We are committed to keeping the investigation independent, so will wait to be advised by KPMG before we can make any further comment on the matter.

For more information, please contact: Media Manager Mike Bruce 0403 920 189, or at

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