Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs has released its report on whistleblowers protection- the report and a podcast of the media conference today are here. Positive responses to the spirit and comprehensive nature of the proposed scheme, to be under the wing of the Ombudsman, which Dr AJ Brown of Griffith University and the Whistle While They Work Project said at the media conference today had the potential to lead to world's best practice legislation. I'll have a comment after a chance to have a read. I see some disappointment already expressed about the recommendation that protections only apply to passing information to the media related to public health and safety, and then only after reporting through public service channels.