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Australia has witnessed a plethora of scandals in recent years- the Commonwealth Bank, 7 Eleven, IOOF, and Reserve Bank and NAB-owned company. All of these scandals have very clearly pointed out to the difficulties and fear that whistle-blower employees face.

While the concept isn’t new, the laws for protection for whistleblowers are currently being reformed in Australia. Adept employment lawyers provide sound counselling to the whistleblower employees which are always in sync with the need of the hour.
Employment lawyers associated with us are aware of the latest changes in the whistleblower protection laws and provide best services in this regard. Contact us today to discuss your case and situation and take a well-informed course of action.

Whistleblower Laws Reform in Australia
In Australia, the whistle-blower laws reform is currently in a debatable state. The political and commercial sectors are contemplating on the current standing of various whistleblower laws. In November 2016, Australian Federal Government acknowledged the need to strengthen these laws in both public and private sectors.

In December 2016, a consultation paper regarding tax and protection act for whistleblowers was released by the government of Australia to debate whether the current Australian laws are adequate or the US approach to reward and protect whistle-blower employees are needed.

Whistleblower Protection Laws – Private Sector
The Corporations Act protects employees who give information concerned with the breaches of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001. Corporations Act protects the whistle-blower employees against civil liability, criminal liability, and defamation.

Corporations Act, 2001
The Corporations Act protects employees who give information concerned with the breaches of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001. Corporations Act protects the whistle-blower employees against civil liability, criminal liability, and defamation.

Fair Work Act 2009
Under Fair Work Act, an employee is protected from being treated unfairly/adversely at work just because he/she has exercised or has proposed to exercise ‘a workplace right’, which includes a person filing an inquiry or complaint regarding his or her employment.

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Whistleblower Protection Laws – Public Sector

Public sector employees have better protection for whistle blowing at both, state and commonwealth levels as compared to private sector. The acts such as, Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 and Protected Disclosure Act 2012 provide strong protection to whistle-blowing employees.

Our associated Employment Lawyers in Perth has a deep understanding of provisions of laws for whistleblowers in Australia and is well aware of their limitations as well. Our team of lawyers offer optimum solutions and help file right claims. Call us today to discuss your case.

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