This episode moves away from the spotlight of national politics to reveal the drama of ordinary people who have been dragged into blowing the whistle when confronted with situations, which demand to be exposed.
It follows the experiences and impact of three whistleblowers to show the need for reform in how wrongdoing and corrupt behaviour is acknowledged.
Simon Illingworth, the policeman caught in the world of organized crime and corrupt cops at the height of the ‘Underbelly’ era depicted by the hit television series, who spoke out to save his life.
Jeffery Simpson, the accountant who predicted the fall of HIH Insurance, the greatest corporate failure in Australian history; who was discouraged or ignored by all the regulatory bodies – and nearly prosecuted himself in officialdom’s panicky response when the scale of the disaster became known.
Karen Smith, the Queensland nursing aide whose unremitting campaign to protect fragile elderly patients in the state’s nursing homes from mistreatment and even sexual abuse, has seen her sacked, despite the truth of her accusations. Yet she remains determined to fight on.
The stories of these men & women are personal yet allow us to forensically dissect how authorities deal with those who act in the public interest, while the authorities themselves seek to get away with incompetence, misconduct, corruption and worse.
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