Opinion

Whistleblower protections have never been more urgent

By Kieran Pender, Bill Browne
November 25 2021 - 7:00pm
Former lawyer to Witness K, Bernard Collaery, speaks to media outside court after his appeal to overturn secrecy orders on part of his trial was approved. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

We live in difficult times. On top of the climate crisis, a once-in-a-century pandemic and rampant global inequality, democratic norms continue to be eroded at home and abroad. We have seen a dramatic increase in secrecy, while transparency and political accountability face growing threats. Optimism can be in short supply.

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