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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

A blast at Dreyfus.

Bill De Maria of the University of Queensland, who has been writing about these issues for years is cited as an authority in the Dreyfus report on whistleblowers protection, but in this article in The Australian didn't hold back from expressing himself in his usual straightforward manner on what he thought of the Committee's efforts:
"It is mean and narrow in its vision, embarrassingly conservative in its proposals and will do nothing more than send commonwealth whistleblowers, like lab rats, into management-controlled bureaucratic mazes......

All we can hope for now is that the parliament rises to the occasion and seriously renovates this proposal into a strong response to assist all Australians who care about official integrity. However, if this proposal released on February 25 becomes law, my advice to commonwealth whistleblowers of the future is to keep your mouth shut."

There are of course other views.

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