By exposing human rights abuses, government wrongdoing and corporate misconduct, whistleblowers like David McBride and Richard Boyle make Australia a better place.
Yet too often in Australia, whistleblowers are prosecuted rather than supported.
This was recorded on Tuesday 24th October 2023 and things may have changed since recording.
Kieran Pender, senior lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre // @KieranHRLC
Professor Peter Greste, award-winning journalist, author and academic // @PeterGreste
Rawan Arraf, Executive Director of the Australian Centre for International Justice // @rawanarraf
Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
Edited by: Emily Perkins
Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions
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