Australian Academy of Law - Online Whistleblowing event - Thursday 19 November 2020 5.00pm – 6.30pm


The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protection) Act 2019 has focused attention on what was already a subject of much interest, importance and discussion. The Act amends the Corporations Act 2001 and the Tax Administration Act 1953 to permit and protect disclosures and protect disclosers, in the areas that they cover. But the topic is broader, for example:

• What are the relevant principles of the general law relevant to whistleblowing?

• What if the facts disclosed by the whistleblower turn out to be incorrect?

• Does the discloser’s motivation matter, eg a disgruntled employee or a trade competitor?

• Are journalists in a special position – should they be?

The Australian Academy of Law is presenting an online event from 5.00-6.30pm on Thursday 19 November which will examine these issues.

Further information and registration are available here.

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