Under the proposed changes to the Criminal Code, anybody could face up to 20 years in jail for communicating unauthorised information.
The government has a lot of work to do on it's proposed foreign influence and official secrets laws to ensure they don't prosecute whistleblowers.
Accountants and other tax professionals can be sued for releasing their client’s information.
Accounts and other tax professionals might face some awkward conflicts of interest thanks to the federal government's proposed whistleblower laws.
Dr. Benjamin Koh blew the whistle on former employee CommInsure in 2016 for their systemic program of denying valid insurance payments.
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Australian authorities are considering offering financial incentives for would-be whistleblowers to motivate them to come forward with high quality information.
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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.
It's not a new phenomenon that scientists who challenge the orthodoxy or policy positions suffer career ramifications.
The timing of Chelsea Manning’s commutation further undermines any chance of similar approaches to the situations of Julian Assange or Edward Snowden.
The announcement of Chelsea Manning's commutation raises questions regarding the future of other high-profile leakers, like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.
Banking inquiries in their current form serve as political theatre, rather than as a genuine form of accountability.
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.
Animal welfare advocates protesting a bill to stop whistleblowers in the agricultural industry.
Businesses are trying to set up procedures to help whistleblowers, but better guidance, incentives and regulation are still needed, new research finds.
At least someone gets a microphone.
The bank's recent scandal probably would never have happened had senior management only listened to Wells Fargo's whistleblowers.
A little white lie can’t hurt…right?
Unravelling the complex pros and cons of fibbing.
Stronger laws make for happy dogs.
People who expose wrongdoing – whether it's cruelty against animals or corporate misconduct – deserve better protection and even financial incentives to do the right thing, as the US has shown.
The emissions scandal has already taken its toll on Volkswagen.
It's likely that many people knew Volkswagen was cheating on emissions tests, including the engineers who built the 'defeat device'. But why did no-one at the car maker blow the whistle?
Richard Marles said that whistleblower protection laws still apply when it comes to the Border Force Act.
Despite doctors voicing fears they could be jailed for disclosing abuse of refugees, Richard Marles says whistleblower protection laws would still apply in relation to the Border Force Act. Is he right?
The structures in place to prosecute and protect military whistleblowers are outdated Cold War relics – and we don't even know how they're being used.
Proposed laws requiring covert footage of animal cruelty to be handed promptly to authorities would make in-depth investigations much harder.
Proposed laws requiring immediate reporting of animal cruelty sound like a good idea. But in practice they will make it harder to mount comprehensive investigations like the ABC's greyhound expose.
A wall of non-cooperation could silence the angels.
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The third Francis report on how to build a safe NHS has been published, this time focusing on the problem of how staff can raise their concerns about patient care without fear of victimisation or whistleblowing…
Truth is noble, but do we really want to rock the boat?
Whistleblowing performs a public service that is celebrated in the media, condoned by the public, and increasingly protected by the government. So why are we so reluctant to do it? Recent research we published…
Peep, peep: calling time on poor protections.
Think whistleblowing is a matter of telling the truth? Think again. “Successful” whistleblowing, where the protagonist actually manages to make themselves heard in the media and get the support of the…
Not seeming to get much right at the moment.
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The decline in Tesco’s fortunes in recent weeks has been staggering. Falling sales and an accounting scandal have caused a slump in profits and the supermarket’s share price. Pre-tax profits fell 92% to…
G20 countries - including Australia - could improve their whistleblower protections.
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The G20 countries’ whistleblower protection laws fail to meet best international standards, according to the first independent evaluation of both public and private sector whistleblowing laws. This is…