Whistleblower Protections


A Shorten Labor Government will protect and reward the brave Australians who blow the whistle on crime and corruption, including in the banking and financial sector.


  • Set up a Whistleblower Rewards Scheme;
  • Establish a Whistleblower Protection Authority;
  • Overhaul our whistleblowing laws with a single Whistleblowing Act; and
  • Fund a special prosecutor to bring corporate criminals to justice.

A Shorten Labor Government will create a single Australian Whistleblowing Act, consolidating all mainstream whistleblowing legislation into one Act so that whistleblowers can readily understand how they are protected.

We will pay for it by making multinationals pay their fair share and closing tax loopholes used by the top end of town.