October, 2017

Government looks to dramatically improve whistleblower protection

, Oct 24, 2017

The government has unveiled a huge step forward in protection for corporate whistleblowers.

NBN Co grilled over allegations it exploited evidence from ALP raids to sack employees

, Mar 29, 2017

The names of NBN Co employees communicating with ALP staffers were seen on emails during AFP raids in Melbourne last year.

Police pursue journalists in Parliament House NBN raid

, Aug 24, 2016

The Australian Federal Police have raided Parliament House as their hunt for NBN Co whistleblowers erupts into the political arena again. Bernard Keane and Josh Taylor write.
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Exclusive: govt uses Border Force gag law to protect itself in court

, Nov 02, 2015

Immigration and Border Protection workers could face jail for giving evidence in court. And the ABF will itself determine who is an IPB worker. Convenient, yes? Crikey editor Marni Cordell and Crikey reporter Josh Taylor report.
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Confidential docs reveal: govt can gag just about anyone on offshore detention

, Nov 02, 2015

The government can determine who is classified as an "Immigration and Border Protection worker" -- and that can include the phone guy. Crikey journalist Josh Taylor and Crikey editor Marni Cordell report.
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Fullilove for criminal David Petraeus

, Jun 10, 2015

Lowy executive director Michael Fullilove hates leaks. Except, you know, when it comes to former CIA head David Petraeus.
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Asylum seeker whistleblowers muzzled by harsh penalties, metadata access

, May 27, 2015

Last week the Senate passed an "uncontroversial" bill to merge two agencies. But as a result Immigration whistleblowers face harsh new penalties, and the metadata legislation makes things even worse.
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The glamorous exceptions to Obama’s war on whistleblowers

, Apr 20, 2015

While the Obama administration relentlessly pursues those who reveal crimes and wrongdoing, senior figures are allowed to leak with impunity.
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Coalition wedged on media as Brandis sneaks away from protections

, Mar 17, 2015

The media revolt on data retention forced the government and opposition to cave in on protecting journalists -- while George Brandis tried to sneak through a get-out clause for agencies.
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Labor to roll over on data retention bill — but with a twist

, Feb 12, 2015

Labor is poised to back a data retention regime, but protection for journalists and whistleblowers is under consideration.