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Government looks to dramatically improve whistleblower protection

Bernard Keane October 24, 2017 1 Comment

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

Josh Taylor March 29, 2017 7 Comments

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

Crikey August 24, 2016 21 Comments

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.

Exclusive: govt uses Border Force gag law to protect itself in court

Exclusive: govt uses Border Force gag law to protect itself in court

Crikey November 2, 2015 12 Comments

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.

Confidential docs reveal: govt can gag just about anyone on offshore detention

Confidential docs reveal: govt can gag just about anyone on offshore detention

Crikey November 2, 2015 4 Comments

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.

Fullilove for criminal David Petraeus

Fullilove for criminal David Petraeus

Bernard Keane June 10, 2015 9 Comments

Lowy executive director Michael Fullilove hates leaks. Except, you know, when it comes to former CIA head David Petraeus.

Asylum seeker whistleblowers muzzled by harsh penalties, metadata access

Asylum seeker whistleblowers muzzled by harsh penalties, metadata access

Myriam Robin May 27, 2015 11 Comments

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.

The glamorous exceptions to Obama’s war on whistleblowers

The glamorous exceptions to Obama’s war on whistleblowers

Bernard Keane April 20, 2015 3 Comments

While the Obama administration relentlessly pursues those who reveal crimes and wrongdoing, senior figures are allowed to leak with impunity.

Coalition wedged on media as Brandis sneaks away from protections

Coalition wedged on media as Brandis sneaks away from protections

Bernard Keane March 17, 2015 9 Comments

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.

Labor to roll over on data retention bill — but with a twist

Labor to roll over on data retention bill — but with a twist

Bernard Keane February 12, 2015 27 Comments

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