Australia’s approach to whistleblower protection has recently come under increasing scrutiny, following suggestions Australia lags behind other G20 countries on whistleblower protection laws. In April 2015, the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions released a report on Australia’s compliance with international bribery conventions. While the report acknowledged that the 2013 introduction of public interest disclosure legislation improved Commonwealth public sector whistleblower protections, it recommended that Australia implement additional measures to safeguard private sector employees who report suspected foreign bribery to authorities.

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The Australian Corporate Lawyer, Winter 2017, Volume 27 – Issue 2, pg 20-21.