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.
Information is valuable and can be risky.
A #MeToo protestor encourages others to ‘balance ton porc’ – expose their aggressors.
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The mere existence of mechanisms to report incidents at work is not enough – whistleblowers have to believe they'll be believed.
Murdered investigative journalist Daphne Carauna Galizia, outside the Libyan embassy in Valletta, Malta.
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Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been killed in Malta – but we must accept that corruption is a problem for all of Europe.
A parliamentary committee has recommended a number of protections for whistleblowers.
We need to reform whistleblower protections if we want them to help maintain the integrity of government, business and non-profits.
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.
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 US president's attack on confidential sources is one of many legal and technological threats to public interest journalism, as a new report shows
When scientists stand up, do they lose standing?
In the wake of the Flint water crisis and with a new notably anti-science president, U.S. scientists are reevaluating how to navigate the tension between speaking out and a fear of losing research funding.
A parting wave.
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Crucially, President Obama has commuted Manning's sentence without pardoning her.
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.
Whistle blowers still seeking justice.
The protection of confidential journalistic sources in public life is vital. We must not lose it.
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.
Involving the media seems to send the message of how unpleasant the AFP can make life for people who challenge the government.
None of the politicians are talking about it, but threats to freedom of speech have emerged in three different guises in the first three weeks of the election campaign. First there was the assailing of…
Senator Sam Dastyari, who has been involved in scrutinising the banks, and former Commonwealth Bank employee turned whistleblower Jeff Morris.
Whistleblowers need better incentives, compensation and protection under Australian law, especially those in the private and not-for-profit sectors.
For years, Talese’s subject, Gerald Foos, spied on his motel guests.
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When Gay Talese signed a confidentiality agreement with a motel-owning voyeur, he got access to the voyeur's journals and secret viewing perch. But he also allowed the spying to continue for over a decade.
Professor Allan Fels speaks about the compensation process for underpaid 7eleven workers.
Former ACCC head comments on calls for a royal commission into the banking sector.