Most G20 Whistleblower laws inadequate

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The whistleblower protection laws of most G20 countries would not adequately shield government and corporate employees who report corruption, fraud and other wrongdoing, a new report released today has found. Despite a public pledge in 2010 to pass adequate whistleblower protections within two years, most G20 countries have failed to do so, according to Whistleblower […]

G20 whistleblower protection laws lacking

Professor AJ Brown has unveiled a new report on whistleblower protection in G20 countries.
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The protection of whistleblowers is falling short in G20 countries despite commitments to bring regulations up to standard. A new report, unveiled at a ‘Corruption, Integrity Systems and the G20’ conference by Griffith University researcher, Professor AJ Brown, identifies four key areas for improvement across both private and public sectors. Also at the Brisbane conference, […]

Brisbane conference targets ‘shell’ companies

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G20 leaders have an opportunity to make a real impact in the fight against untraceable ‘shell’ companies when they meet in Brisbane later this year, a Griffith University researcher has claimed. Professor Jason Sharman, from Griffith’s Centre for Governance and Public Policy, said there has never been a better time to crack down on the […]

Law expert welcomes whistleblowing bill

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Australia’s leading whistleblowing law expert has welcomed the introduction by the Federal Government of its ‘long overdue’ whistleblower protection legislation, the Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013. Griffith University professor of public policy and law, A J Brown, said that the Bill’s introduction brought the Government one step closer to fulfilling its promise of the world’s […]

Politics expert welcomes local govt report

Professor AJ Brown (head and shoulders) with Griffith University signage in background
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A Griffith University law and politics expert has welcomed the publication of a report proposing a 2013 referendum on direct Federal government funding for local government services. The preliminary report of the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government was published today in Canberra, with the committee recommending the Australian government hold a […]

Federal reform in need of political attention

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Australians face a crisis of confidence in their system of government unless political leaders put more effort into charting a more constructive future for the federal system, according to the latest results from the Constitutional Values Survey. Conducted in 2008, 2010 and most recently in October 2012, the results were issued today (Saturday, November 17) […]