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New laws in effect from 1 January 2020

New laws in effect from 1 January 2020

What are the key requirements of the new laws? Whistleblowers have a right to make anonymous disclosures, and to have their identity protected. Disclosure of a whistleblower’s identity without consent could result in a fine of up to $1,050,000 for an individual and...

St Kevin’s denied its victims dignity and compassion

St Kevin’s denied its victims dignity and compassion

So why wasn't there a Whistle Blowing Service in place that allow them to report?  January 1, 2020 was the deadline given to all schools to comply.  So why are many schools still not compliant?  The most recent principal appointed at the troubled St Kevin’s College in...

ASIC gives guidance on companies whistleblower policies

ASIC gives guidance on companies whistleblower policies

19-308MR ASIC gives guidance on companies’ whistleblower policies and relief to small not-for-profitsASIC has provided guidance to assist companies meet their obligation to have a whistleblower policy. To set up your Whistle Blowing Serive to meet the new ASIC...

New Whistleblower Laws have finally passed

New Whistleblower Laws have finally passed

After several years of consultations, committee hearings and draft proposals, the long foreshadowed reforms to Australian whistleblower legislation were finally passed by Parliament on 19 February 2019. The combination of these aspects of reform will significantly...

One more Backyard Weinstein Event

One more Backyard Weinstein Event

With more and more people coming forward describing their experiences organisations need to combat the situations that will arise and manage them carefully.   The new Whistle Blower Protection Authority frameworks are clear that you must act in accordance with the new...

What to make of media reports on sexual harassment

What to make of media reports on sexual harassment

The momentum of the law remains in favour of perpetrators to the detriment of society. Given the history of our laws, we are yet to throw of the shackles imposed when women were chattels gifted by their father, children were serfs unto their parents and...

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