Labor to boost whistleblower protections

The attornery general, Mark Dreyfus, has revealed that Labor plans to boost whistleblower protections by introducing a new bill in the final sitting fortnight of the 2022 parliament. The Albanese government will introduce amendments to deliver “immediate improvements” to whistleblowing laws, The Guardian's Paul Karp writes. 

In a speech to be delivered at the Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference, Dreyfus says the government is “committed to ensuring that Australia has effective protections for whistleblowers”.

“I am delighted therefore to announce that I will introduce a bill into the parliament before the end of this year which will make priority amendments to the Public Interest Disclosure Act,” he says.

“These amendments deliver on the government’s election commitment to implement key recommendations of the 2016 review of the Public Interest Disclosure Act by Philip Moss AM and other parliamentary committee reports.”

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