Whistleblower Protection Act

Whistleblower Protection Act

An act to protect whistleblowers from outing and repercussions

1. Defining a Whistleblower

(1) A whistleblower will be defined as an individual who reports concerning behavior performed by a group or individual to an official of the Coalition or the Assembly of the South Pacific, in good faith.

(2) A whistleblower’s report made in good faith must be made with reasonable concern about another group or individual’s behavior, whether the given claims are valid or not. An individual who reports with malicious intent and/or bad faith is not protected as a whistleblower.

(3) An anonymous whistleblower will be defined as an individual who performs the actions of a whistleblower anonymously.

2. Protection of Whistleblowers

(1) Whistleblowers have the right to report on concerning behavior without fear of political or legal repercussions from the Coalition of the South Pacific, any organization within the Coalition of the South Pacific, or any foreign entities.

(2) Anonymous whistleblowers have the right to their anonymity.

(3) If an anonymous whistleblower grants permission to an individual to share their identity with another individual, the government of the Coalition of the South Pacific, an organization, foreign entity, or the general public, the individual who shared the identity has the right to share the information without legal repercussions.


A2303.02 | Amendment to the Whistleblower Protection Act Passed

Clauses 2 & 3 of the Whistleblower Protection Act were amended by the Assembly on the 16th of March, 2023.

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