The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017 came into effect on 1 July 2019. The amendments outline changes to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth) and will affect a wide range of businesses.
Affected businesses including public companies, large proprietary companies and registered superannuation entities have until 1 January 2020 to introduce a compliant whistleblower policy.
Please click on the image below to download Panetta McGrath Lawyers: A Guide to Whistleblower Laws. Our guide summarises need to know information as well as steps businesses must take to ensure compliance with the Act and to avoid penalties.
We are well placed to assist you with reviewing and developing your policies, internal procedures and workplace training. If you would like further information, we would be pleased to speak to you.