SUBMISSION: Enhancing Whistleblower Protections Bill 2017

26 February 2019

Transparency International Australia (TIA) welcomes the Government’s commitments to address these issues.

However, we note that while many of the amendments represent positive steps towards implementation of TI Australia’s previous submissions as well as the recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (which we broadly support), many amendments are inconsistent with those recommendations. Moreover, there are vital issues contained in the Parliamentary Joint Committee’s report which are not addressed without which, evidence suggests, any scheme is unlikely to be effective.