Recent developments in Australian whistleblowing cases have shown how critical it is to reform our laws - which are far from world standard.
Australia’s press freedom problems have been acknowledged by both the Morrison and Albanese governments. However, we’re yet to see any actual law reform to support public interest journalism.
Contrary to popular belief, boards of directors are not the ones who establish whistleblowing procedures. Instead, boards depend on their management teams to implement them.
Canada’s whistleblowing laws aren’t working, and governments don’t seem to care. This puts all of us at risk.
The prosecution was a scandal and should never have been commenced. It was a direct assault upon freedom of political communication, and it intimidated whistleblowers.
An integrative cybersecurity and data protection program will help firms adjust their management protocols and be better prepared for future cybersecurity trends.
The Coalition has made promises on whistleblower protection and must soon reveal its plan for a federal integrity commission. Now is the time for both parties to prove they can take real action.
The good news is New Zealand’s whistleblower protection laws will be stronger. The bad news is they might still not be strong enough.
When a person or agency backed by the power and resources of the government tells a lie, it sometimes causes harm that only the government can inflict.
In many instances, whistleblowers find the abusive power they have revealed turned against them, both ending their careers and harming their personal lives.
There’s no First Amendment in the workplace, which leaves worker activists at the whim of their employers.
Australian laws now give private-sector whistleblowers greater protection than their public-sector counterparts.
Workers are increasingly not keeping their employers’ secrets secret, as evidenced by the mass whistleblower event that is the #MeToo movement.
Chelsea Manning’s disclosures on the Iraq war were major milestones in the emergence of the digital age whistleblower.
Accounts and other tax professionals might face some awkward conflicts of interest thanks to the federal government’s proposed whistleblower laws.
Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been killed in Malta – but we must accept that corruption is a problem for all of Europe.
We need to reform whistleblower protections if we want them to help maintain the integrity of government, business and non-profits.
Australian authorities are considering offering financial incentives for would-be whistleblowers to motivate them to come forward with high quality information.
Crucially, President Obama has commuted Manning’s sentence without pardoning her.
As the curtain falls on the year, one of the most powerful players in the new parliament looks back on his successes.