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Whistle blowing

Protected disclosure
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Julian Assange goes too far on Barack Obama's prosecutions against whistleblowers

Julian Assange claims Barack Obama has prosecuted more whistleblowers for espionage than all previous US presidents combined since 1917.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Are staff working in detention centres protected by whistleblower laws if they speak out?

Labor's Immigration spokesman Richard Marles claims whistleblower protection, which applies across the public service, also applies to workers at the Manus and Nauru detention centres.
Journal article

Comparative study on the ethical perceptions of contractors and designers in the China construction industry

This research has investigated the ethical perceptions of contractors and designers in the China construction industry. The top three serious ethical issues in the industry are 'Bribery and corruption', 'Failure to practice whistle-blowing' and 'Improper bidding practices'.

Review of whistleblowing protections by Australian banks

The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) engaged Promontory Australasia to assist in strengthening the standards of whistleblower protections across the banking industry. Promontory did not conduct a formal survey of practices in international banks. We also did not assess whistleblower practices in all Australian banks, or...
Position paper

Building on the EU directive for whistleblower protection: analysis and recommendations

The EU has adopted a Directive on the “Protection of persons reporting on breaches of Union law” (Whistleblower Protection Directive). To support effective implementation of the Directive, Transparency International has prepared this analysis, which provides recommendations aimed at closing loopholes and strengthening whistleblower protection in...
Briefing paper

Press freedom in Australia: white paper

The AJF has released this white paper that provides seven recommendations for legislative change to strengthen press freedom in Australia. The recommendations include a framework underpinned by a Media Freedom Act that balances press freedom and national security interests, protecting journalists engaged in their work...
Discussion paper

Whistleblower policies: consultation paper

This consultation paper seeks feedback on our proposed guidance for entities that must have a whistleblower policy - public companies, large proprietary companies and proprietary companies that are trustees of registrable superannuation entities.

Clean as a whistle: a five step guide to better whistleblowing policy and practice in business and government

This guide works as a companion to new regulatory requirements, formal guidance and standards for whistleblowing policies and programs. The findings and key actions will help everyone with a commitment to integrity – organisations and policymakers alike – act to ensure the positive role of...

Australian Government response to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services report into whistleblower protections in the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors

On 13 September 2017, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services issued its report on whistleblower protections. This is the Government response, presented to the Senate on 9 April 2019.

Policy: Stronger anti-corruption & whistleblower protections

Australian Progressives hold the view that we need to widen the scope and levels of the ICAC bodies and strengthen protections for whistleblowers. Serious corruption has been exposed in all levels of government and across the business/corporate world. Bribery, extortion, theft, fraud, abuse of discretion...