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Authorities relentlessly hound whistleblower behind the Afghan Files

Authorities relentlessly hound whistleblower behind the Afghan Files

From Collaery and Witness K to McBride, we've seen an acceleration of punitive laws aimed at those who reveal alleged government misconduct.

Australia records hottest, dirtiest summer ever

Australia records hottest, dirtiest summer ever

Good morning, early birds. Australia has simultaneously recorded its hottest ever summer and highest levels of carbon emissions, and a UN body finds that Israel may have committed war crimes in its response to 2018 protests. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Government looks to dramatically improve whistleblower protection

Government looks to dramatically improve whistleblower protection

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

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

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

Police pursue journalists in Parliament House NBN raid

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

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

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

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

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

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