House of Representatives

Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017

Revised Explanatory Memorandum

(Circulated by authority of the Assistant Treasurer, the Hon. Stuart Robert MP)
This memorandum takes account of amendments made by the Senate to the bill as introduced.

The estimates refer to figures quoted in Attorney General Department, 2016, Improving enforcement options for serious crime : Consideration of a Deferred Prosecution Agreements scheme in Australia . Public Consultation Paper (page 4) available at:

Whistling While They Work 1: Brown, Mazurski & Olsen 2008

Whistling While They Work 2: Select Work-in-Progress Results, 13 September 2017

Senate Standing Committee on Economics, 2014, Performance of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission , available at:

Simon Wolfe, Mark Worth, Suelette Dreyfus and A J Brown, 2015, Whistleblower Protection Laws in G20 Countries : Priorities for Action

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services, 2017, Whistleblower Protections available at:

Open Government Partnership - Australia, Australia's First National Action Plan available at:

Estimating the Economic Benefits of Whistleblower Protection in Public Procurement, written by Milieu Ltd July - 2017

Kroll, Global Fraud Report 2016-17

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