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This collection of resources is provided by officebearers and associates of Whistleblowers Australia for those students and others who want to research the many issues that continue to plague whistleblowers and whistleblowing.

Jean Lennane: Whistleblower, founding member of WBA and psychiatrist.


Whistleblowing: a health issue. British Medical Journal, no.307.1993.  http://www.bmj.com/

What Happens to a Whistleblower and Why: Insights into the treatment of whistleblowers, 1996. Go to 'workplace problems' at http://www.bmartin.cc/dissent/documents/.

Canaries in the Mine: Delivered at a conference of the Department of Criminology, Melbourne University: "Whistleblowers: Protecting the Nation's Conscience?" November 17, 1995. http://www.bmartin.cc/dissent/

Battered Plaintiffs - injuries from hired guns and compliant courts (web article, April 2000). Go to


Brian Martin: Longtime dissident and Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Wollongong, New South Wales 2522.

For his research, papers and publications, refer to the following:




Kim Sawyer: Whistleblower and academic. Honorary Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Anthropology and Social Inquiry, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.   For the papers and articles listed below, refer to http://www.bmartin.cc/dissent/.


Courage Without Mateship. (November 2004)

Whistleblowing and the Trial: A Kafkaesque Experience (The Whistle July 2002)

The Test Called Whistleblowing (November 2005)

The Necessary Illegitimacy of the Whistleblower (Social Sciences Research Network, 2007)


Whistleblower's Role Vital in Fraud Detection (The Australian, 1997)

Disclose Encounters (The Australian 2001)

Let's Encourage Whistleblowers (The Age 2003)

Those Who Blow the Whistle Are Unprotected (Australian Financial Review 2003)

How Australia Should Fight White Collar Crime (The Age 2004)

Evil Prospers When Good People Do Nothing (ABC Online Opinion 2007)

Let's Protect the Brave Ones Who Speak Out (The Age 2008)

The Dreyfus Report: A Regression From 1994 (The Whistle, 2009)

Rewarding Whistleblowers for Risk Brings Results (Australian Financial Review 2008)

Whistleblowing Protections Don’t Go Far Enough (The Age, 31 March 2010)

Peter Bowden
: Whistleblower and research fellow with the Faculty of Ethics, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2000. 


Priorities in Teaching Ethics (4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Educational Integrity 2009) http://www.ojs.unisa.edu.au/index.php/IJEI 

A Comparative Analysis of Whistleblower Protections (Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics.  Vol.8 No2. 2006). Available through major public libraries.


William de Maria: Whistleblower and academic at the Centre for Public Administration at the University of Queensland, Australia

For his research, papers and publications, refer to http://www.business.uq.edu.au/display/teach/William+DeMaria

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