Submission: Whistleblowing Bill 2017

6 November 2017

Treasury Laws Amendment (Whistleblowing) Bill 2017 – Exposure Draft

TI Australia values the opportunity to comment on the exposure draft legislation released on 23 October 2017.

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.