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Whistleblowing Symposium

Transparency, culture and compliance. This programme will explain what companies and organisations need to do to effectively manage whistleblowing under Australia’s new national legislation, and review where the future of whistleblower protection is headed after the recent AFP raids on media organisations.

7 August 2019 | Novotel Brisbane

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The second annual Whistleblowing Symposium in Brisbane this year will outline what organisations need to do to meet new requirements for effective whistleblowing policies and programs, informed by Australia’s world-leading ‘Whistling While They Work 2’ research, led by Professor AJ Brown of Griffith University.

Supported by research partner the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, you will hear what ASIC’s expectations are under the Corporations Act rules at this symposium, and receive the first public briefing on ASIC’s new regulatory guide.

But while it is now finally time for the practical application of sound whistlelblowing policies in all companies, the recent Australian Federal Police raids on ABC and News Ltd journalists confirm the need for further reform governing whistleblowing by public servants.

International best practice and standards will help us understand how we fare in relation to the US & EU when it comes to whistleblowing protections, and discuss why public interest disclosure protections have never been more important in Australia.



Professor A.J Brown

Centre for Governance & Public Policy, Griffith University, Director, Transparency International & Member, Commonwealth Ministerial Expert Advisory Panel on Whistleblowing

Sylvain Mansotte

Co-Founder & CEO, Whispli

Kirsten Trott

CEO, Moken Consulting

Warren Day

Victorian Regional Commissioner and Executive Director, Assessment and Intelligence, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

Louise Rosemann

Principal Advisor, Public Interest Disclosures, Office of the Queensland Ombudsman

Professor Peter Greste

UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communications, The University of Queensland

Lauren Witherdin

Director, Forensics, KPMG

Elizabeth Ticehurst

Director, Law, KPMG

Dr Kath Hall

Associate Professor, The Australian National University

Dean Newlan

Senior Consultant, McGrath Nicol

David McGowan

Group Integrity Lead, ANZ

Catherine Maxwell

Executive Manager, Policy & Advocacy, Governance Institute of Australia

Nathan Lynch

Manager, Regulatory Intelligence | Asia-Pacific, Thomson Reuters

Sally McDow

Partner, CPR Partners & Yourcall Whistleblowing Solutions

Dennis Gentilin

Director, Governance, Regulation & Conduct, Deloitte

John Rothwell

Executive Director, Commercial Construction Unit, ACCC

Chris Wheeler

former Deputy Ombudsman, NSW Ombudsman

when & where

07 Aug 2019

Novotel Brisbane
200 Creek St,
Brisbane City QLD 4000
(07) 3309 3309

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