• 2020 Fellow Spotlight
  • Whistleblowing - what is it, who does it, when is it lawful, when is it mandatory?

Whistleblowing - what is it, who does it, when is it lawful, when is it mandatory?

  • 19 Nov 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Online

Registration

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protection) Act 2019 has focused attention on what was already a subject of much interest, importance and discussion. The Act amends the Corporations Act 2001 and the Tax Administration Act 1953 to permit and protect disclosures and protect disclosers, in the areas that they cover. But the topic is broader, for example:

  • What are the relevant principles of the general law relevant to whistleblowing?

  • What if the facts disclosed by the whistleblower turn out to be incorrect?
  • Does the discloser’s motivation matter, eg a disgruntled employee or a trade competitor?
  •  Are journalists in a special position – should they be?
  • In what circumstances must an employee or associate of a taxpayer disclose  to the Commissioner of Taxation that tax is being evaded?

A panel of experts who have a special interest in the subject will speak on these and other questions.

DATE:

Thursday 19 November 2020

TIME:

5.00pm – 6.30pm

PLACE:

Online Event

It is essential for those wishing to attend to register for the event.

For more information please see attached flyer

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