Australian Whistleblower Experts to Participate in Major US Whistleblower Conference

National Whistleblower Day 2021 Media Advisory

Published on July 26, 2021

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Australian Whistleblower Experts to Participate in Major US Whistleblower Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. | July 26, 2021 — On July 28th, a group of experts will gather to discuss Australia’s history of whistleblower protections and where Australia’s protections are now. Kieran Pender, a senior lawyer for the Human Rights Law Center, will lead the panel. They will discuss the ways that Australia has led the world in some forms of whistleblower protections but has lagged behind in others.

The panel will cover the legal differences in whistleblower protection and regulation at the three most important levels: inside companies, disclosure through regulated government channels, and public disclosure outside of government channels. The panelists will also make recommendations about what can be done to ensure stronger enforcement of Australia’s whistleblower laws.

Mr. Pender will be joined by the leader of Griffith University’s Centre for Governance & Public Policy’s public integrity and anti-corruption research program, Professor A.J. Brown, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland School of Law, Dr. Rebecca Ananian-Welsh. The panel will begin at 7:00 AM EDT on July 28th.

Members of the media are encouraged to RSVP for National Whistleblower Day 2021 for updates and a link to join the event.

For more information, please contact Nick Younger at nick.younger@whistleblowers.org.

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