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A new report shows we're in the back of the pack when it comes to protecting whistleblowers in the private sector and on national security.
Experts say the case against the alleged whistleblower in "Daughtergate" is a good example of why comprehensive whistleblower protection is a very important issue for Australia.
Crikey readers have their say about the Eddie Obeid verdict, protection for whistleblowers and more money for less Coke.
New legislation makes it safer for good citizens to blow the whistle on corruption. But there are plenty of traps for inexperienced players, writes former whistleblower Brendan Jones.
Amid all the politics in Parliament this week, there was some actual work being done. Digital whistleblowing academic Suelette Dreyfus looks at the new whistleblower legislation, which is a good first step.
News Limited, Fairfax and other big media companies say the government's proposed whistleblower laws need major changes. It's brought them together to fight for whistleblower protection.
The federal government has put forward long-awaited legal protections for whistleblowers, but experts have told Crikey there are too many holes in the legislation.
The government's deal to save its public interest test -- give a panel of "eminent persons" the right to make decisions -- won't fix the basic problems of protecting media diversity.
John Faulkner's agenda for political transparency has been ignored in favour of his comments on NSW Labor, but it's in the media's interests to gain transparency. Why turn a blind eye?