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Inquiry into whistleblowing protections within the Australian Government public sector

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Report

On Wednesday 25 February 2009, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs tabled its report on the inquiry into whistleblowing protections within the Australian Government public sector entitled Whistleblower protection: a comprehensive scheme for the Commonwealth public sector.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 9 chapters and 5 appendices.

Whistleblower protection: a comprehensive scheme for the Commonwealth public sector

Preliminary pages (PDF 159KB)
Contents, Foreword, Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, List of Abbreviations and List of Recommendations

Chapter 1 (PDF 140KB)
Introduction

Chapter 2 (PDF 212KB)
Principles and definitions

Chapter 3 (PDF 279KB)
Categories of people who could make protected disclosures

Chapter 4 (PDF 162KB)
The types of disclosures that should be protected

Chapter 5 (PDF 211KB)
Conditions that should apply to a person making a disclosure

Chapter 6 (PDF 322KB)
Scope of statutory protection

Chapter 7 (PDF 216KB)
Procedures in relation to protected disclosures

Chapter 8 (PDF 218KB)
Disclosures to third parties

Chapter 9 (PDF 186KB)
Other matters raised during the inquiry

Appendix A (PDF 44KB)
List of submissions

Appendix B (PDF 67KB)
List of witnesses

Appendix C (PDF 57KB)
List of exhibits

Appendix D (PDF 91KB)
The Fair Work Bill 2008

Appendix E (PDF 73KB)
Relationships with existing Commonwealth legislation

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