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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Decibels down under – major whistleblower reforms being considered

16 February 2017

Significant reforms to Australia's whistleblower laws in the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors are likely to emerge as a result of an inquiry by the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (Inquiry).

The inquiry process is underway, with the Inquiry to consider public submissions and undertake hearings between now and the 30 June 2017 deadline for its report. How far the Inquiry embraces some of the more controversial proposals, including the introduction of compensation arrangements and whether to extend such arrangements to culpable whistleblowers, will be closely followed.

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