“A major gap in the proposed whistleblower protection legislation has been highlighted by the case of an army corporal,” the Australian newspaper reports.
The corporal is facing discharge for being obese after he spoke out to a major newspaper, the report continues.
“Queensland’s Sunday Mail last week broke the story about the unnamed 15-year army veteran appealing against his discharge after being found to be obese in a bodymass index test.”
The corporal “is now facing three disciplinary charges relating to talking to the media, which are expected to be heard today. But he would not get any protection under the current or proposed whistleblower protection measures.”