The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018 has introduced huge reform for whistleblowing laws in Australia. It came into effect on 1st July 2019.
The new amendment brings significant changes to the eligibility and protection of corporate whistleblowers, and introduces higher penalties for organisations that fail to meet the new requirements.
All public companies and large proprietary companies in Australia must implement a compliant whistleblowing policy in line with the changes by 1st January 2020.
Read the Bill for the full list of changes.