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LEGISLATION

Legislation has been enacted or proposed in the Federal, State and overseas jurisdictions. Detailed below are some of the better publicised legislation, principles and standards.

Commonwealth of Australia
The Commonwealth of Australia has or is enacting legislation that specific provisions relating to whistleblowers and whistleblower protection. They include:

  • Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

  • Aged Care Act 1997 (Sec: 96.8)

  • Banking Act 1959 (Part VIA Sec: 52A-E)

  • Corporations Act 2001 (Part 9.4AAA Sec: 1317AA–AE)

  • Insurance Act 1973 (Part III A, Div 4, Sec: 38A–E)

  • Life Insurance Act 1995 (Sec: 156A–E)

  • Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Part 29A, Div 1, Sec: 336A–E)

  • Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Part 4A Sec: 337A–D)

More details are available by visiting www.comlaw.gov.au

BY STATE:

Australian Capital Territory – Public Interest Disclosure Act 2012
www.legislation.act.gov.au

New South Wales – Protected Disclosures Act 1994
www.legislation.nsw.gov.au

Northern Territory – Public Interest Disclosure Act 2008
www.legislation.nt.gov.au

Queensland – Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010
www.legislation.qld.gov.au

South Australia – Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993
www.legislation.sa.gov.au

Tasmania – Public Interests Disclosures Act 2012
www.legislation.tas.gov.au

Victoria – Protected Disclosures Act 2012
www.legislation.vic.gov.au

Western Australia – Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003
www.legislation.wa.gov.au

OVERSEAS:

Japan – Financial Instruments and Exchange Law (J-SOX)
To be advised

New Zealand – Protected Disclosures Act 2000 (Sec: 17-19A)
www.legislation.govt.nz

United Kingdom – Public Interest Disclosure Act (Sec: 47B) UK Bribery Act
www.opsi.gov.uk

United States of America – Sarbanes-Oxley Act (Sec: 309, 404, 806, 1107)
www.sarbanes-oxley.com

REFERENCE SITES

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (USA)
www.cfenet.com

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority 
www.apra.gov.au

Australian Securities Exchange
www.asx.com.au

Australian Securities and Investment Commission 
www.asic.gov.au

CPA Australia
www.cpaaustralia.com.au

Institute of Chartered Accountants 
www.charteredaccountants.com.au

Institute of Internal Auditors
www.iia.org.au

Public Concern at Work (UK)
www.pcaw.co.uk

Standards Australia
www.standards.com.au

State Ombudsman
www.ombudsman.gov.au

Transparency International Australia
www.transparency.org.au