Law And Disorder

Law And Disorder

Going Public
Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  December 2, 2009

Tonight, the focus moves to the everyday workplace and how three ordinary Australians, the cop, the accountant and the nurse reacted when exposed to events that demanded they blow the whistle. Simon Illingworth, the cop who fought corruption for 17 years, but went public when crooked cops and organised crime colluded to kill him; Jeff Simpson, the mild mannered but determined accountant who tried to warn of the biggest corporate collapse in Australian history; and Karen Smith - the nursing aide, who tried to speak up for patients being abused in nursing homes, and who was sacked when she went to the media.

Tonight, the focus moves to the everyday workplace and how three ordinary Australians, the cop, the accountant and the nurse reacted when exposed to events that demanded they blow the whistle. Simon Illingworth, the cop who fought corruption for 17 years, but went public when crooked cops and organised crime colluded to kill him; Jeff Simpson, the mild mannered but determined accountant who tried to warn of the biggest corporate collapse in Australian history; and Karen Smith - the nursing aide, who tried to speak up for patients being abused in nursing homes, and who was sacked when she went to the media.

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