Original article by Nassim Khadem, Adele Ferguson
The Age – Page: 1 : 14-Sep-17
The final report of a federal parliamentary inquiry has recommended increased legal protection for whistleblowers. Amongst other things, the joint parliamentary committee has proposed establishing a Whistleblower Protection Authority and providing financial payments or "bounties" for people who expose illegal conduct in the public or private sector. Under the proposed bounty system, a whistleblower who had participated in the criminal activity could potentially receive immunity from prosecution rather than a financial reward.
AUSTRALIA. JOINT STATUTORY COMMITTEE ON CORPORATIONS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF FINANCE, LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIAN GREENS, CPR PARTNERS, FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA, ORIGIN ENERGY LIMITED – ASX ORG