News — Common mistakes when dealing with whistleblowers

Businessman with whistle being strong armed

The NSW public sector may score highly when it comes to dealing with whistleblowers, but a new report by the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) reveals that its officials still make mistakes and there’s room for improvement.

The NSW public sector ranks third out of 19 Australian public, private and non-government sectors studied by the Whistling While They Work research project. Only the Commonwealth government, followed by the Queensland government, had stronger overall whistleblowing systems. 

The research project also found that the NSW public sector ranked seventh out of 19 when it came to supporting whistleblowers and addressing detrimental action taken against them.

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