Whistleblower are employees in a company or public administration who, with the welfare of the company or public good in mind, point out unlawful or unethical practices that are harmful to the general public, insisting on rectification.
Organisations are dependent on whistleblower to pass the insider information on risks and abuse to the management. Misconduct can be exposed in its early stages, protecting the company or administration from extensive follow-up costs and damage to its image.
NSW - Protected Disclosures Act 1994
SA - Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993
QLD - Whistleblowers Protection Act 1994
TAS - Public Interest Disclosure Act 2002, currently in review
If you are thinking about becoming a whistleblower, you might want to get in touch with Whistleblowers Australia (WBA).
WBA Position Policy on 'The Design of the Whistleblower Protection Legislation'.