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Whistleblower protection must be improved ahead of Australian anti-graft body's start, official says

By Laurel Henning
  • 20 Oct 2022 03:15
  • 20 Oct 2022 03:15
Australia’s plans for a national anti-corruption watchdog should take into account which national authorities should be tasked with better protecting whistleblowers, a senior official has told a parliamentary hearing.
Commonwealth Ombudsman Iain Anderson, who heads the office that deals with complaints about federal government departments and agencies, told policymakers that

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Laurel Henning

Senior Correspondent

Laurel is a senior correspondent specializing in competition law, data privacy and security, in Australia and New Zealand. Laurel reports from Sydney on criminal-cartel legislation and white-collar crime, as well as competition and consumer lawsuits involving companies including Google, Meta Platforms and Apple. While at MLex Laurel has also reported boardroom disputes and shareholder campaigns agitating for changes to company strategy. Laurel joined MLex in 2013 and reported for five years on European energy and climate policies from Brussels. In that time, Laurel covered the regulation of emissions and technological developments pertaining to the energy sector within the EU, as well as the Paris agreement in 2015. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Laurel studied English and French before beginning a career in journalism with MLex.

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