Australian Federal Police raided the headquarters of Australian broadcast ABC News Wednesday, seeking files related to a 2017 expose of abuses by Australian forces in Afghanistan, including alleged killings of defenseless children. The search warrant named three ABC journalists and whistleblower David William McBride, “a former military lawyer and captain in Britain’s elite Special Air Service.” (Re-posted with permission from Whistleblowing Today.) (more…)
The experience of an Australian whistleblower highlights the perils of first taking a disclosure to one’s superiors.
THE whistleblower who exposed alleged corruption in two Reserve Bank companies told five top bank officials of his explosive concerns, only to be forced out of his job and warned to keep quiet.