Whistling while they work: enhancing the theory and practice of internal witness management in public sector organisations

  • Latimer, Paul (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Brown, Alexander Jonathan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hocking, Joyce (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Roberts, Peter (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Smith, Rodney (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wortley, Richard (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Mazerolle, Paul (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Ross, Glenn (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Wheeler, Christopher (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The protection of whistleblowers and other internal witnesses to corruption, misconduct and maladministration is a great unsolved problem in public sector governance. Involving 11 integrity institutions, this first national study of internal witness management will describe and compare organisational experience under varying public interest disclosure regimes across the Australian public sector. By identifying and promoting current best practice in workplace responses to public interest whistleblowing, the project will use the experience and perceptions of internal witnesses and first- and second-level managers to identify more routine strategies for preventing, reducing and addressing reprisals and other
whistleblowing-related conflicts.
Effective start/end date31/05/0530/06/08


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$10,000.00