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Witness K’s lawyer Bernard Collaery addresses outside the Supreme Court. Australia’s laws have shown they don’t do much to protect whistleblowers acting in the public interest. Lukas Coch/AAP

From Richard Boyle and Witness K to media raids: it’s time whistleblowers had better protection

Australian laws make it inevitable for whistleblowers to be charged whenever national security might be involved, even when the information is in the public interest.
The law is ambivalent when it comes to trespassing, and photographing or filming the property owners. from shutterstock.com

Animal activists v private landowners: what does the law say?

Aussie Farms' have map showing locations where farms or producers treat animal cruelly has caused outrage with many claiming it is illegal. So, what does the law actually say about this?
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When is a leak ethical?

Leaking classified information violates the law. But it doesn't mean that people are abandoning their ethics.
Scientists felt strength in numbers at April’s March for Science. But those who speak out individually may suffer career repercussions. David Moir/AAP

What happens when scientists stand up for science

It's not a new phenomenon that scientists who challenge the orthodoxy or policy positions suffer career ramifications.
Banking inquiries in their current form serve as political theatre, rather than as a genuine form of accountability. Lukas Coch/AAP

Banking inquiry findings – ask the wrong questions get the wrong answers

Members of House Standing Committee on Economics should be asking the directors of Australia's Big Four banks (not the CEOs) different questions, if they really want the right answers.

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