The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, introduces a motion to the senate calling for strong whistle-blower protection for both public and private sectors.
Senator MILNE: I move:
That the Senate-
(i) the importance of comprehensive whistle-blower protection legislation at all levels of government and across both the public and private sectors, and
(ii) the recent announcement by the New South Wales Labor Party that it will extend state whistle blower protection laws to the private sector to encourage disclosure of corporate corruption and illegal activity; and
(b) calls on the Federal Parliament to pledge support, and move to implement, extension of federal whistle blower protection legislation to private sector employees.