Politics in the Pub: The Whistleblower Project

Wed, Oct 18, 2023 6:30pm AEDT Verity Lane Market

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By exposing human rights abuses, government wrongdoing and corporate misconduct, whistleblowers make Australia a better place. Yet too often in Australia whistleblowers are prosecuted rather than supported.

Join Kieran Pender, senior lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre and leader of the Whistleblower Project and Richard Denniss as they discuss how the Whistleblower Project will aim to protect and empower whistleblowers in Australia. 


  • Kieran Pender, a senior lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre, leading its Whistleblower Project to protect and empower Australian whistleblowers. He is also an honorary lecturer at the ANU College of Law and an award-winning writer, for Guardian Australian, The Saturday Paper and the New York Times. Kieran is a globally-recognised expert on whistleblowing laws and previously led the International Bar Association’s work on whistleblower protection best-practice.

  • Richard Denniss, executive director of the Australia Institute. Richard is a prominent economist, author and public policy commentator, and a former Associate Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU. He is the author of several books including: Econobabble, Curing Affluenza, Dead Right: How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next? and Big: The Role of the State in the Modern Economy. 

Verity Lane Market is open for drinks and dinner from 5pm. Please come early to enjoy delicious foods from authentic and diverse vendors, as well as a finely curated list of wines, beers, and cocktails.


Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm AEDT


Verity Lane Market
50 Northbourne Ave
Sydney Building
Canberra City, ACT 2601
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