The truth hurts: why whistleblowers get such a hard time


The truth hurts.

And when you blow the whistle, people get upset.

  • Ruth Williams
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

So says Martin Woods, an anti-money laundering expert and whistleblower, who says governments, companies and wider society need to rethink their attitudes towards whistleblowers in all sectors of the economy, from compliance staff in banks to nurses working in aged…

Pesf 1aThis includes compensating them for speaking up – and paying rewards for valuable information.

“It’s human conditioning – the human race doesn’t like whistleblowers,” Woods says. “[As…