Whistleblowing – have your say

People should be empowered to come forward to expose problems of wrongdoing and fraud to their organisations, the authorities or the media, whistleblowing is one of the most effective ways to detect and prevent corruption and other malpractice. Unfortunately, reporting often comes at a high price: whistle-blowers risk their career, their livelihood and sometimes their personal safety to expose wrongdoing that threatens the public interest, read more here.

All organsations should encourage a “speak up “culture. Standards Australia has released a draft standard which gives guidelines for establishing, implementing and maintaining an effective whistleblowing management system based on the principles of trust, impartiality and protection. Standards Australia encourages views and input from a wide cross section of the public on a draft publication during the Public Comment stage. Create a free account when you Login to Standards Australia Connect and browse the draft of DR AS ISO 37002:2022 Whistleblowing management systems – Guidelines. It is open for Public Comment until 8 December 2022.

More information on how to comment in the user guide for members of the public.

The draft standard is an adoption of the ISO standard and was reviewed by members of the Standards Australia Committee QR-017 Organisational governance. CFA supports a representative to participate on this committee, bringing the consumer stakeholder contribution to the process and ensuring a robust standard of benefit to the community. Find out more about the CFA Standards Project and how to get involved.

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