Thursday, December 30, 2010

What is whistleblowing?

Whistleblowing – Definition and overview

Whistleblowing is the exposure, by people within or from outside an organisation, of significant information on corruption and wrongdoing that is against the public interest,
and that would not otherwise be available.

An action that brings harm, or has the potential to bring harm, directly or indirectly to the public at large, now or in the future, is against the public interest. Harm could impinge on the health, welfare, financial well-being or even on the reasonable expectations of all people or a specific group of people.

I could live with the whole 0f the 1994 definition by the Australian Senate “The disclosure by organisation members (former or current) of illegal, immoral or illegitimate practices under the control of their employers to persons that may be able to effect action.”

although I reckon the one I am using is as good as any.


At June 3, 2013 at 10:17 PM , Blogger talia_a said...



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