Whistleblowers needs support, not harassment
MEAA wants the cold war on whistleblowers, journalists and the public’s right to know to end.
We have been disturbed by Government and its agencies hunting whistleblowers and ignoring the misconduct and untruths that honest people want to bring to public attention. Our members are tired of political inconvenience and embarrassment being the real drivers behind tying whistleblowers in knots.
Whistleblowing should not be about payback and future unemployment; it should be about the free flow of information and acknowledging a public good. Australia is a long way from such ideals.