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?
The Australian Academy of Law
will be hosting a panel of experts who have a special interest in this subject and who will speak on these and other questions on Thursday 19th November 2020 at 5pm AEST.
For more information and to register for this online event, see here
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