Inquiry into the Public Interest Disclosure Amendment (Review) Bill 2022
31st Jan 2023
Whistleblower protections in the Public Interest Disclosure Amendment (Review) Bill 2022
The ALA made a submission earlier this year to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee’s inquiry into the Public Interest Disclosure Amendment (Review) Bill 2022 (‘the Bill’). The Bill’s provisions have been proposed by the Federal Government as priority in the lead-up to the mid-2023 commencement of the National Anti-Corruption Commission.
As we have long advocated, the ALA strongly believes that the protection of whistleblowers is essential for promoting integrity, accountability and trust in both public and non-public institutions. Despite that, victimisation of whistleblowers too often follows the disclosures those whistleblowers have made.
The ALA’s submission addresses a number of the Bill’s proposed amendments to the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (Cth), as well as detailing the merits of establishing a Whistleblower Protection Authority or Commissioner.
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