Increase whistleblower protections
Review the Protected Disclosures Act 2000 with the aim of expanding and strengthening whistleblower protections and allowing disclosures to be made directly to MPs or media.
Why the contribution is important
The Protected Disclosures Act 2000 is under-utilised as the requirements to enjoy protection are extremely difficult to meet. This discourages people from disclosing suspected wrongdoing. Other regimes have much greater protection and a wider list of possible means of disclosure. Following suit and strengthening our whistleblower protections would increse both public integrity and corporate accountability.
The State Services Commission is currently responsible for the Act, and should therefore be responsible for this commitment. Milestones could include the beginning of the review, release of final recommendations, and the introduction, passage, and coming into force of the resulting legislation.
by IdiotSavant on August 12, 2016 at 04:30PM