Cultural Attitudes To Whistleblowing: New Zealand

Published date24 January 2023
Subject MatterEmployment and HR, Whistleblowing
Law Firmlus Laboris
AuthorMr Peter Kiely (Kiely Thompson Caisley)

The new Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Act enhances protection for whistleblowers in New Zealand.

In New Zealand, the law governing whistleblowing had for many years been set out in the Protected Disclosures Act 2000. Recently, there was increasing criticism of the practical issues with that legal framework. In particular, it was seen as confusing and inaccessible, and not providing sufficient protection for whistleblowers to ensure individuals could feel confident in speaking out without fear of retaliation.

As a result, the new Protected Disclosures...

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