Whistleblowing Reforms: A Critical Analysis of the Current Law and the New 'Bells and Whistles' Proposed
Company and Securities Law Journal (2017) 35
18 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2017 Last revised: 11 Aug 2017
Date Written: 2017
The Turnbull Government has promised comprehensive whistleblower reforms. To generate meaningful community consultation as part of the law reform process, people must have a comprehensive understanding of the deficiencies in Australia’s public and private sector whistleblowing regime. The legislator’s choice not to produce a consultation paper to accompany the current inquiry may limit the value of the submissions received, particularly as the terms of reference omit a number of important considerations that have been raised in earlier reviews, reports and papers. This article aims to fill this gap. This article also analyses the deficiencies in Australia’s whistleblowing regimes and it compares areas where Australia falls behind global norms as accentuated by the G20 “Breaking the Silence” report.
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