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It’s a new era for Australia’s whistleblowers – in the private sector
Dennis Gentilin of Macquarie University writes that whistleblowing will always take a toll, but it need not be career suicide. From The Conversation, which promises “academic rigor, journalistic flair.” As strange as it might sound, whistleblowers in Australia have reason to rejoice – so long as they are in the private sector. Thanks to new laws...
After charges, police raids, Australia looks to improve whistleblower protections.
6/27 Update: The ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) will seek access to the trial of accused whistleblower David McBride, according to Commonwealth lawyers, who say the national broadcaster has expressed an interest in influencing orders affecting the trial. Mr McBride, 55, was greeted outside the ACT Supreme Court this morning by a group of protesters supporting his...
U.S. Whistleblower Incentive Laws Spur Calls for Reform in Australia
Experts call for a major review of Australia's private sector whistleblower laws. Critics argue that US-style rewards should be offered.
Kohn Discusses Current State of Whistleblowing in U.S.
Kohn gave a brief history of whistleblowing in the United States and compared how the U.S. Government treats whistleblowers much differently today than the Founding Fathers did during the War of Independence.
Australian government makes plan for whistleblower protections
The administration of Australia’s Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, announced plans this week for a new whistleblower law to protect Commonwealth employees. In 2008, the Rudd administration asked Australia’s House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs (the Committee) to report on its recommendations for a model whistleblower protection bill. A year ago the...
2009 National Conference and AGM of Whistleblowers Australia
Whistleblowers Australia (WBA), an association of whistleblowers in Australia, will host 2009 National Conference and annual general meeting at Aquinas College of the University of Adelaide from December 5-6, 2009. The conference theme is “blowing the whistle in the workplace.” Shelley Pezy, conference convener, kindly sent us the conference program draft. You can download it...
Australian report finds need for protecting national security whistleblowers
The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia reports on a government study finding that national security whistleblowers need more protection. ‘‘It is better for organisations to receive too much information about wrongdoing than too little, or too late,’’ it says. ‘‘An essential ingredient in any whistleblowing program is the commitment from each organisation to encourage reporting,...