ICAC to Review and Update Whistleblower Protection
Adelaide Law School’s Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Dr Judith Bannister and PhD candidate Anna Olijnyk recently made a submission to the South Australian Independent Commissioner Against Corruption’s review of the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993 (SA). This follows Gabrielle, Judith and Anna’s work on the new Commonwealth whistleblower legislation earlier this year. The submission commends the South […]
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When did government accountability stop making sense?
Today, government accountability is generally accepted as a desirable goal. There is a public expectation that governments and their agencies will be able to be brought to account in a variety of ways – whether that be through traditional mechanisms such as parliamentary oversight, or through the growing proliferation of specialist accountability bodies including Ombudsmen, […]
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The Commonwealth Moves to Protect Whistleblowers. Or does it?
On 21 March 2013, the Commonwealth government introduced a Bill to broaden the legislative protection of whistleblowers at the Commonwealth level. Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Dr Judith Bannister and Anna Olijnyk have made a submission on the Bill to a Senate Inquiry and explain their concerns with the legislation, below. In Australia, integrity and accountability of […]
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Scholars support Commonwealth’s attempts to bring accountability and transparency to judicial conduct
Last week, Gabrielle Appleby, Dr Suzanne Le Mire, Professor Geoffrey Lindell, Anna Olijnyk, Alexander Reilly, Dr Matthew Stubbs, Adam Webster and Professor John Williams made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee that supported, in principle, two Bills introduced into the Parliament by the Attorney-General that introduce measures for handling complaints against […]