Law & Regulation

Govt delays upgrade of weak and unclear whistleblower law

Nikki Mandow
Wed, 08 May 2019

By Nikki Mandow May 9 (BusinessDesk) - Changes to whistleblower legislation to make it easier for employees to report everything from bullying to fraud have been delayed. This also pushes back moves to potentially bring the private sector into a critical part of the legislation. The delay comes despite a damning Ombudsman report last month showing less than 10 percent of people know they can be protected if they report wrongdoing under the Protected Disclosures Act. State Services Minister Chris Hipkins said last year that he would rep...

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