Greater protection for whistleblowers

By Angela Dorizas Public servants who blow the whistle on maladministration will be protected from prosecution under a proposed Federal Government scheme. Cabinet Secretary, Senator Joe Ludwig, last night unveiled Australia's first federal law on whistleblower protection. “The Rudd Government is progressing its election commitment to ensure appropriate processes are put in place, and protections […]

More scrutiny for political donations in NSW

Under the new transparency laws that come into effect in NSW on September 15, people will be required to disclose the details of their political donations or gifts worth more than $1,000 when lodging planning or development applications. Director-General of the NSW Department of Planning Sam Haddad said in a circular: “These amendments require the […]


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