With their knowledge and insights into various aspects of public administration, whistleblowers are able to cast light on issues that might otherwise remain in darkness. This report looks at new legislative protection proposals in New South Wales.
The report aims to untangle the complex web of whistleblowing and to identify the circumstances in which whistleblowing is recognised as a public good (and in some respects, a requirement) which warrants protection and
encouragement by the law. The paper also lays out the matrix of laws currently in effect in NSW with respect to whistleblowing and outlines suggested proposals for reforming the regime.