Australia’s whistleblowing protections have changed.

Effective 1 July 2019, whistleblowers will have greater protection against harassment and victimisation, with more organisations, across all sectors, captured under the regime.

Whilst the new regime has an in force date of 1 January 2020, it is important to note that other provisions relating to the protection of whistleblowers commences immediately. What this means is that your organisation is at risk of exposure until such time that a revised or new whistleblower policy is in place.

We therefore recommend that organisations commence development or review of their policy and supporting processes as soon as possible.

We’re here to help you

Our Ash St. Governance, Compliance and Regulation Team have developed three Whistleblower Essentials Packages; comprehensive but practical tools to assist you in implementing a new whistleblower policy and framework or enhancing existing frameworks within your organisation.

To find out more about our packages and other important information, access our Whistleblower Information brochure.

Need further assistance?

Reach out to Catherine Tomic on +61 2 8651 8700 or to find out more about the new whistleblower regime and how to get started!