MyGovt Reform Tracker

Whistleblower Protection

Successful law enforcement and anti-corruption strategies depend largely on the willingness and ability of individuals to provide information to authorities and give evidence in a court of law. The Whistleblower Protection Act 2010 promotes the disclosure of information about corruption or other misconduct, but limitations to the law exist that can deny protection to whistleblowers on a handful of grounds.

Whistleblowing comes with serious risks. Whistleblowers must be protected with better laws and progressive judicial decisions, supported to navigate the legal system, and encouraged by a celebration of the good that whistleblowers do.