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South Australian Parliament Bill to protect whistleblowers

SA parliament to debate whistleblower laws https://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/sa-parliament-to-debate-whistleblower-laws/news-story/8f7d5ba0d9a0fba3619d027096423c6c

A law shielding South Australian journalists from liability for refusing to reveal their sources has passed state parliament’s lower house.

Laws to strengthen protection of whistleblowers have passed South Australia’s lower house of parliament.

The Liberal government on Wednesday passed legislation to shield journalists from criminal or civil liability if they do not disclose the identity of their sources when the information is in the public interest.

The proposed legislation would make the default rule that journalists cannot be compelled to answer a question or produce a document that may disclose the identity of an informant.

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June 1, 2018 - Posted by | civil liberties, South Australia

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