Whistling while you work – a guide to the new Whistleblower reforms

As of July 1, 2019 the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019 expanded protections for "whistleblowers" making disclosures about companies and company officers.

What is a whistleblower?

A person who informs on a person or organisation regarded as engaging in an unlawful or immoral activity.

What are the key changes?

  • The whistleblower definition has been expanded to include both current and former employees, officers, and contractors, as well as their spouses, depen
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