Federal inquiries launched to reform Australian whistleblowing rules

30 November 2016: The Australian Parliament established a historic inquiry into whistleblower protections in the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors by the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Corporations and Financial Services.

7 December 2016: The Australian Government released its first national action plan under the Open Government Partnership, committing to new national whistleblowing laws by June 2018, and noting ‘Whistling While They Work 2’ as a key source of evidence for this process (p.13).

20 December 2016: Commonwealth Treasury commenced a background review of tax and corporate whistleblower protections in Australia, with an extensive consultation paper, as input into the above inquires (also noting the significance of ‘Whistling While They Work 2’: p.16)

The WWTW2 Research Team is pleased to be supporting these inquiries and encourages all stakeholders to participate actively in these new opportunities for evidence-based law reform.

February 22, 2017