Wellington whistleblowing event

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Hero or traitor? The role of whistleblowing in our society

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Tuesday 21st February 2017
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Rutherford House Lecture Theatre 2
Victoria University of Wellington, Pipitea Campus

The whistleblowing dilemma is one that many grapple with – upholding loyalty versus acting in the public interest. Nevertheless, whistleblowing is essential in uncovering corruption and preserving strong integrity systems. To be a truly democratic society, we must all feel empowered to speak out and ‘blow the whistle’. Hero or Traitor? The Role of Whistleblowing in Our Society will bring together experts from the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies, the New Zealand Police, Crimestoppers and Transparency International New Zealand to discuss the importance of whistleblowing within New Zealand and how we can all contribute in order to achieve greater levels of transparency and integrity.


Michael Macaulay

Victoria University IGPS Director

John Perham

Crimestoppers Board Chairman

NZ Police


Come along to hear the latest research and thinking about the role whistleblowing plays in New Zealand!

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