Whistleblowing in Australia: Prosecutions, Law Reform and the Whistleblower Project


By exposing human rights abuses, government wrongdoing and corporate misconduct, whistleblowers make Australia a better place. Yet too often in Australia whistleblowers are prosecuted rather than supported.

Join Kieran Pender and Bill Browne, as they discuses the new Whistleblower Project. Only on Australia Institute TV.

Kieran Pender is a senior lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre, leading its Whistleblower Project to protect and empower Australian whistleblowers. He is also an honorary lecturer at the ANU College of Law and an award-winning writer, for Guardian Australian, The Saturday Paper and the New York Times. Kieran is a globally-recognised expert on whistleblowing laws and previously led the International Bar Association’s work on whistleblower protection best-practice.

Bill Browne is the Director for the Australia Institute’s Democracy & Accountability Program. During Bill’s seven years at the Australia Institute, his diverse research projects have included the case for truth in political advertising laws, challenging the prevailing view that there are “too many politicians” and exposing the political strategies of Australia’s gun lobby.


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