Prosecutors refuse to drop case against tax office whistleblower Richard Boyle

Prosecutors refuse to drop case against tax office whistleblower Richard Boyle

The Guardian

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Director of public prosecutions was considering ending pursuit of ex-ATO employee who went public with concerns about debt recovery tactics

Commonwealth prosecutors have refused to drop their pursuit of tax office whistleblower Richard Boyle, prompting a withering response from human rights lawyers, who say the case is “profoundly wrong and unjust”.

For the past month, the commonwealth director of public prosecutions has deliberated on whether to drop the case against Boyle, a former Australian Taxation Office official who blew the whistle on the agency’s use of aggressive tactics to recover debts from small business owners.

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