posted on Sep, 3 2008 @ 02:56 AM
Found this alert re: a new whistleblowers' protection inquiry in Australia...
On 11th July 2008 the Federal Govt. "quietly" announced a "NEW INQUIRY into legislation to protect whistleblowers in the Australian Government
The Media release for this Inquiry recognises the fact that "in Australia now, there are no uniform laws to protect whistleblowers". MP Mark Dreyfus
QC, who will chair the Inquiry has said that "Whistleblowing protections are designed to protect disclosures made in the public interest that would
otherwise breach the law. They should also provide legal redress for whistleblowers subjected to victimisation or discrimination. He further added
"More effective and comprehensive protection for whistleblowers can increase the likelihood of public interest disclosures being made..."
If you are a Public Service Whistleblower who has experienced victimisation, discrimination or "consequences", it is crucial that you make a
confidential submission to the Committee conducting this Inquiry by Friday 8th August 2008.
This is the only way that Whistleblowers are able to contribute to change in the current legal system.
For further details regarding lodging a submission for consideration by this Inquiry,
contact (02) 6277 2358 or go to www.aph.gov.au/laca
[edit on 3-9-2008 by Octopussassin]