New G20 principles on Whistleblower Protection must be urgently implemented

Transparency International Secretariat The G20 High Level Principles for Effective Protection of Whistleblowers endorsed today at the G20 Summit in Osaka are a welcome acknowledgement of the crucial role whistleblowers play in bringing wrongdoing to light, and the retribution they often face. G20 countries should now move quickly to turn words into action, and pass national legislation that matches …

Consultation on Protected Disclosures Act Reform

State Services Commission Between 29 October to 21 December 2018, the public were consulted on proposed changes to the Protected Disclosures Act. This involved receipt of comment online, in writing and face-to-face feedback at four workshops. In total, 73 submissions were received and 54 people attended the four workshops. This input will help shape the …

Protected Disclosures Act 2000 Views on strengths, issues and challenges

State Services Commission In early 2018, the State Services Commission held a targeted consultation process with stakeholders on their views of the Protected Disclosures Act 2000. This report summarises the major themes that emerged from our conversations on the strengths, issues and challenges with the current regime. We have tried to capture the range of …

Government to review law on protection for whistle blowers

HON CHRIS HIPKINS Work has begun on a review of the Protected Disclosures Act 2000, Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins said today. The Government is exploring whether the law and procedures to protect whistle blowers need to be strengthened. The review will start with a series of targeted workshops next week. “Getting this right …