Whistleblowers Australia

All it needs for evil to flourish is for people of good will to do nothing.- Edmund Burke

Whistleblowers Australia Inc. is an association for those who have exposed corruption or any form of malpractice, especially if they were then hindered or abused, and for those who are thinking of exposing it or who wish to support those who are doing so.


Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November 2016



  • Jodi McKay, MP: Whistleblowing and political donations.

  • Karen Burgess, Aspect Autism whistlebower 2016.

  • Robina Cosser, vice president, WBA: What advice would you give to somebody who has just discovered corruption?

  • Jane Doe, government agency whistleblower: What it takes to make retaliatory attacks backfire as a lone dissident.

  • Katrina McLean, NGO whistleblower and committee member, WBA: 10 things I've learned about life after whistleblowing.

  • Dr David Isaacs, Nauru Detention Centre whistleblower.

  • Dr Lynn Simpson, live export whistleblower: Update.

  • Alan Kessing, Customs whistleblower: Update.

Sunday - after AGM:

  • Gabor Szathmari, CryptoAustralia: Secure communication tools (TBC).

  • David Vaile, Faculty of Law, UNSW: Topic TBA.

Venue: Uniting Church Ministry Convention Centre on Masons Drive, North Parramatta, Sydney

Non-members: $65 per day, which includes lunch & morning and afternoon tea. Optional $35 extra for dinner on site 6pm Saturday night.

Members, concessional cardholders and students: $45 per day, which includes lunch & morning and afternoon tea.

This charge may be waived for members, concessional cardholders and students from interstate, on prior application to WBA secretary Jeannie Berger (jayjellybean@aol.com).

Optional $30 extra for dinner on site from 6pm Saturday night.


Notify treasurer Feliks Perera by phone on (07) 5448 8218 or at feliksfrommarcoola@gmail.com or president Cynthia Kardell (see below).


Mail cheque made payable to Whistleblowers Australia Inc. to the treasurer, Feliks Perera, at 1/5 Wayne Ave, Marcoola Qld 4564, or pay Whistleblowers Australia Inc by deposit to NAB Coolum Beach BSB 084 620 Account Number 69841 4626 or

pay by credit card using PayPal to our contact email address as the beneficiary's account name. (See our How to Contact Us page.)

Low-cost good-quality accommodation is available at the venue

Book directly with and pay the venue. Call 1300 138 125 or email service@unitingvenues.org

Enquiries: Ring Cynthia Kardell on (02) 9484 6895 or email ckardell@iprimus.com.au

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The sister site is maintained by Dr Brian Martin (Vice President and International Director). It holds a great deal of information on whistleblowing and our organisation, including our publication, The Whistle. (The site should open in a new window.)

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