Rob Messenger is Whistleblower Supporter of the Year for the support he gave to Toni Hoffman, the nurse who made allegations against former Bundaberg surgeon Jayant Patel.
Rob Messenger is Whistleblower Supporter of the Year for the support he gave to Toni Hoffman, the nurse who made allegations against former Bundaberg surgeon Jayant Patel. Alistair Brightman

Rob Messenger wins Whistleblower Supporter of the Year

FORMER Member for Burnett Rob Messenger has been announced the joint winner of the 2013 Whistleblower Supporter of the Year award.

The Whistleblowers Action Group awards, now in its 20th year, recognise the integrity and the courage of whistleblowers, and the contribution of people who have been of outstanding assistance to whistleblowers.

Mr Messenger first came to the attention of the group for support he gave to Toni Hoffman, the nurse who made allegations against former Bundaberg surgeon Jayant Patel.