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Nov 2019

Protecting Whistleblowers 

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Sally Danbury

Sally Danbury

Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo APAC

Kineo has created a digital course to address the legislative changes, coming into effect in January 2020. These changes strongly indicate that many organisations will require whistleblowing training. 

This new course is designed to help organisations understand their legal obligations and the important role whistleblowers play.  This also includes the legal requirement of having a policy for organisations that satisfy the minimum stated requirements. 

What is a whistleblower? 

A whistleblower is someone who brings attention to wrongdoing within a company or group. It can be workers, managers, supervisors, contractors, or even relatives and dependents. You don’t need to be a member of a company or group to be a whistleblower.

Is my business affected? 

All Australian organisations with at least 50 employees and revenue of $25 million, or gross assets of $12.5 million or more are affected under the changes in legislation.  Further resources can be accessed via Whistleblowing on ASIC Australian Securities and Investments Commission website.  

Who should take the course? 

This elearning is relevant to members of the workplace impacted by whistleblowing requirements. This includes all workers, as well as those in managerial positions and with policy development responsibilities. 

The course provides an understanding of what whistleblowers are, legal protections for whistleblowers and why organisations need to protect the identity of whistleblowers. 

The key learning and behavioural objectives that the training will develop are: 

  • Maintaining whistleblower confidentiality and anonymity across your organisation 
  • Developing an organisational whistleblower policy 
  • Ensuring that employees feel safe and empowered to become a whistleblower

The course duration is a bite sized 15 minutes and features video, interactive case studies, assessments and links to further resources.  

Stop fraud and workplace misconduct. Protect employees and ensure your organisational compliance around whistleblowing

  

Sally Danbury

Sally Danbury

Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo APAC

Since the year immemorial Sally has exercised an avid passion for creativity with words, images and Pilates.  She is most content in the workplace when crafting enticing messages that inspire and engage.