Report

Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017

22 March 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN 978-1-76010-741-3

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee members (PDF 21KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 34KB)
Conduct of the inquiry
Overview of the bill
Background and consultation
Financial implications
Chapter 2 - Content of the bill (PDF 35KB)
Harmonising whistleblower regimes
Scope of disclosures that qualify for protection
Defining 'eligible whistleblower'
Recipients of disclosures
Emergency disclosure
'Reasonableness'
Confidentiality
What protection is offered to whistleblowers?
Whistleblower policy
Penalties
Amendment of the Taxation Administration Act 1953
Chapter 3 - Views on the bill (PDF 142KB)
Unaddressed recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services report
Scope of disclosures that qualify for protection
Defining 'eligible whistleblower'
Recipients of disclosures
Emergency disclosure
'Reasonableness'
Confidentiality
What protection is offered to whistleblowers?
Whistleblower policy
Amendment of the Taxation Administration Act 1953
Other matters
Committee view
Additional Comments from Labor Senators (PDF 60KB)
The government is acting on Whistleblowing Reform—because it was forced to—and yet still takes a minimalist approach
Role of Unions
PJC Report
Concerns about the effectiveness of this legislation
External Disclosures
Other concerns about the bill
Eligible Recipients
Position of Labor Senators
Additional Comments by the Australian Greens - Reward for risk: recognising the toll on the individual (PDF 23KB)
The Parliamentary Joint Committee report
Whistleblower rewards
Senator Rex Patrick's Dissenting Report - Perfect if the enemy of the good, but this ain't even good (PDF 30KB)
Introduction
For the Avoidance of Doubt
Necessary Improvements
Committee Recommendations
Appendix 1 - Submissions and additional documents (PDF 10KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings (PDF 11KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Standing Committees on Economics
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3540
Fax: +61 2 6277 5719
economics.sen@aph.gov.au

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