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Are YOU brave enough to blow the whistle?

Whistleblowing is the act of exposing any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal or unethical.

Whistle-blowers can face legal action, criminal charges, social stigma and the loss of employment.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed David Lewis (Executive Director at Corruption Watch) about whistleblowing for his weekly “The Science Of” feature.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

We have a whistleblowing model.

David Lewis (Executive Director at Corruption Watch)

Surveys show whistleblowing is, generally, effective in dealing with corruption.

David Lewis (Executive Director at Corruption Watch)

There are risks associated with whistleblowing.

David Lewis (Executive Director at Corruption Watch)

There are laws to protect you.

David Lewis (Executive Director at Corruption Watch)

There is a civic duty to be a whistleblower.

David Lewis (Executive Director at Corruption Watch)

You have to be courageous.

David Lewis (Executive Director at Corruption Watch)

Whistleblowers are generally quite brave and principled people.

David Lewis (Executive Director at Corruption Watch)

We get a hell of a lot of whistleblowing reports over what is called ‘petty corruption’.

David Lewis (Executive Director at Corruption Watch)

Our funders insist on efficacy.

David Lewis (Executive Director at Corruption Watch)

Many parts of Government are more responsive than four years ago.

David Lewis (Executive Director at Corruption Watch)

Our funding comes mainly from philanthropists.

David Lewis (Executive Director at Corruption Watch)

People often donate anonymously.

David Lewis (Executive Director at Corruption Watch)

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