Whistleblowing: Qualifying Disclosures

There are a number of requirements for a qualifying disclosure:

  • The worker must make a disclosure of information. Merely gathering evidence or threatening to make a disclosure is not sufficient.
  • The information must relate to one of six types of "relevant failure", including criminal offences and where there is a danger to health and safety.
  • The worker must have a reasonable belief that the information tends to show one of the relevant failures.
  • The worker must reasonably believe that the disclosure is in the public interest.

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