Whistleblowing, journalism and democracy


Australia’s approach to whistleblowing is at odds with other western democracies.

This important piece from The Guardian is a stern assessment that all of us dealing with government must keep in mind.

Australian officials and politicians have a low tolerance of public scrutiny. That makes it harder to know what is really going on and how to influence policy and process decisions.

This may be good for consultancies like Clifton which have the ability and access to gain a better understanding but doesn’t help government credibility! 

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