12th National Investigations Symposium

12th National Investigations Symposium










Registrations are now closed. Please contact cassidy@nsw.ipaa.org.au to be added to the wait list. 

Tickets are still available for the NIS Workshops - register now!

Wednesday 14 - Thursday 15 November 2018
Four Seasons Hotel, 199 George Street, Sydney 2000

Early Bird Rate 
$1,199 - early bird registrations are closed
Standard Rate $1,450 - standard registrations are closed
Day Rate $799 - day rate registrations are closed    

Tuesday 13 November 2018 – Workshops
Workshop Half Day
$350 Full Day $500
Register here for the Workshops

For more information visit the 2018 National Investigations Symposium website

The 12th National Investigations Symposium (NIS) will be held in November at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney. Since it began in 1996, this premium biennial event has attracted the participation of several hundred delegates from across Australia and abroad.

The two-day symposium is an opportunity for a range of practitioners – including investigators, internal auditors, lawyers, senior police officers and complaint-handlers – to increase and share their investigative knowledge, skills and techniques. The NIS also offers networking opportunities that allow delegates to foster and establish new contacts and maintain existing ones, and while accessing the latest products and services from the exhibitor stalls.

The NIS is a joint initiative of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption, the NSW Ombudsman and the Institute of Public Administration Australia NSW. 

PROGRAM

The preliminary 2018 program includes local and international experts and practitioners.

The two days are arranged across four concurrent streams on topics such as forensics and technology, challenging investigations, investigations involving vulnerable people and whistleblowing. 

To see a list of confirmed speakers, please click on the Speaker tab on the NIS website.

FULL REGISTRATION INCLUDES:


• access to the 2018 program on both 14 and 15 November
• morning and afternoon teas, and lunch for both days
• attendance at the opening drinks and dinner on 14 November
• attendance at the closing drinks on 15 November.

If you cannot attend both days, register for the day rate at $799.


Terms and Conditions

Cancellation policy
  • Cancellation must be in writing. 
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the event running — no penalty will be incurred.
  • Cancellation received within 5–10 business days prior to the event running — 50% of the event fee will be payable.
  • Cancellation received within 1–5 business days prior to the event running — 100% of the event fee will be payable.

Penalties may be waived in exceptional circumstances, work commitments do not count as exceptional circumstances.

Substitute nominees may attend in your place where deemed appropriate; however, if a member wishes to substitute a non-member in their place the full fee will be payable.

Note: If you do not cancel and do not attend, 100% of the event fee must be paid.

Program Changes 
IPAA NSW reserves the right to change programs/speakers/venue, or to cancel programs if the enrolment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond our control prevail. All registrants will be notified in the event of cancellation and their registration will be refunded. 

Contact

Feel free to contact our office on 02 8223 8418 or email info@nsw.ipaa.org.au for any questions and/or clarifications.

How to register
After logging in to your account or creating an account, go to the event page and click the 'register myself' button. Answer the questions and select 'save responses,' you can then select your sessions. Once that has been completed, click proceed to checkout, this will take you to the shopping cart page. If you want to proceed with your registration, enter in your payment details and submit order.

When
14/11/2018 8:00 AM - 15/11/2018 6:00 PM
Where
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney 2000

Program

   
 
MC – John Hoitink, Executive Director, Investigations, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption Welcome: The Hon Peter Hall QC, Chief Commissioner, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption & Michael Barnes, NSW Ombudsman KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Alastair MacGibbon, Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, and the Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security
Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
14/11/2018 9:00 AM

COMPLAINT HANDLING: Complaint handling –getting it right Rae Lamb, Aged Care Complaints Commissioner The practical model to improve the acceptance of decisions by complainants  Dr Jamie Orchard, National Director, Legal Services Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Improving customer service – The NSW Complaint Handling Improvement Project Chris Wheeler, Deputy Ombudsman, NSW Ombudsman
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
14/11/2018 11:00 AM

FORENSICS / TECHNOLOGY: Beyond keywords: how machine leaning is transforming enforcement Angela Bunting, Vice President, eDiscovery, Nuix - Hannah Uther, NSW Crime Commission Wilf Mortimer, NSW Crime Commission
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
14/11/2018 11:00 AM

INVESTIGATIONS INVOLVING VULNERABLE PEOPLE: Nowhere to turn: investigation into services for adults with developmental disabilities in crisis J Paul Dubé, Ontario Ombudsman, Canada Improving outcomes through investigations  Graeme Head, Commissioner, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
14/11/2018 11:00 AM

CHALLENGING INVESTIGATIONS: Australia’s first prosecution for research fraud – a university case study Wayne Steinhardt, Detective Senior Sergeant, Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland 10 years after Operation Atlas – reflecting on the NSW ICAC investigation into development applications and approvals at Wollongong City Council Catherine Geenty Professional Conduct Coordinator, Wollongong City Council
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
14/11/2018 11:00 AM

INVESTIGATIVE PRACTICE: A workplace investigation hypothetical: navigating risks, applying procedural fairness and managing “issues arising” Grevis Beard, Director, Worklogic Pty Ltd The Complaint Handling Improvement Program – Achieving lasting change in a large organisation Katharine Ovenden, Director Feedback and Complaints, Department of Education (NSW) Investigative Practice Harriet Witchell, National Training Manager, Wise Workplace
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
14/11/2018 1:30 PM

FORENSIC ACCOUNTING / TECHNOLOGY: Tightening the gaps: how to mitigate internal fraud and the role of forensic accountants in fraud investigations Kathleen Clough, Senior Forensic Accountant, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption - Martin Sisk, Director of Cyber & Forensics, PWC
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
14/11/2018 1:30 PM

INVESTIGATIONS INVOLVING VULNERABLE PEOPLE:Innovation and adaptation: interviewing people with cognitive impairment Professor Penny Cooper, Professor of Law (University of London) and Barrister (39 Essex Chambers, London) Peter Yeomans APM, Detective Chief Inspector, NSW Child Abuse & Sex Crimes Squad, NSW Police Force  Challenging interviews and interactions: understanding the communication profile of adolescents with emotional behaviour disorders  Karen James, Speech Pathologist,  The University of Sydney
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
14/11/2018 1:30 PM

CHALLENGING INVESTIGATIONS: Investigation case studies by oversight and regulatory agencies Investigation case study:  NSW ICAC Michael Riashi, Senior Investigator, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption Challenging investigation: Australian Taxation Office Gregory Love, Criminal Investigations Manager, Fraud Prevention and Internal Investigations, Australian Taxation Office Benefits of enhancing the internal investigation capacity and fraud prevention program Roy Cottam, Manager Risk and Governance, City of Sydney Council
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
14/11/2018 1:30 PM

Exploring new ways to better protect whistleblowers FACILITATOR: Kate McClymont, Investigative Journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald  PANELISTS:   Professor AJ Brown Professor of Public Policy & Law, Program Leader | Public Integrity & Anti-Corruption, Centre for Governance & Public Policy, Griffith University, Queensland Dr Wim Vandekerckhove Reader in Business Ethics at the University of Greenwich, Deputy-Director of the Work & Employment Relations Unit (WERU), and editor-in-chief of the journal Philosophy of Management Dr Sandra Lawrence, Senior Research Fellow, Griffith University Chris Wheeler, Deputy Ombudsman, NSW Ombudsman Catherine Geenty, Professional Conduct Coordinator, Wollongong City Council Dr Michael Cole, Junior Vice President, Whistleblowers Australia
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
14/11/2018 3:30 PM

MC: Julianna Demetrius, Assistant Ombudsman, Strategic Projects, NSW Ombudsman  KEYNOTE SPEAKER: The fourth arm of government, Emeritus Professor Geoff Gallop AC, Director, Graduate School of Government, The University of Sydney
Time
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
15/11/2018 9:00 AM

SKILLS: A practical guide to using analytical and critical thinking in investigations Peter Harvey, Managing Consultant, WEIR Consulting Pty Ltd Boosting crime scene investigations capabilities through crime script analysis Dr Benoit Leclerc, Associate Professor, Griffith University, Queensland Witnesses solve crime, but memory is fragile. Let’s get it right Cameron Gardner, Detective Sergeant  Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland
Time
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
15/11/2018 10:45 AM

FORENSICS / PUBLIC POLICY: - Nicholas Rowley, Associate Professor University of Sydney Encryption policy and lawful access to data in the modern communications environment Adam Ingle, Acting Assistant Director, Electronic Surveillance Section, National Security Policy Branch, Department of Home Affairs Including the voices of Aboriginal people in Public Policy Danny Lester, Deputy Ombudsman (Aboriginal Programs), NSW Ombudsman
Time
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
15/11/2018 10:45 AM

INVESTIGATIONS INVOLVING VULNERABLE PEOPLE: An overview of independent statutory investigations in the Northern Territory Colleen Gwynne, Northern Territory Children’s Commissioner Balancing competing priorities – investigative Interviewing in the vast Northern Territory Karl Day, Detective Acting Senior Sergeant, Crime Division, Northern Territory Police
Time
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
15/11/2018 10:45 AM

CHALLENGING INVESTIGATIONS: Biting the hand that feeds you: the challenge of investigating the government Deborah Glass OBE, Victorian Ombudsman Investigation into water compliance and enforcement in NSW Chris Wheeler, Deputy Ombudsman, NSW Ombudsman
Time
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
15/11/2018 10:45 AM

SKILLS: How to build robust internal and external regulatory networks to eliminate silos and exploit coregulatory partnerships Valerie Griswold, Executive Director, Compliance and Enforcement, NSW Fair Trading  Using Behavioural Profiling in Investigations Beulah Davies, Intelligence Analyst, Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland
Time
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
15/11/2018 1:15 PM

FORENSICS / TECHNOLOGY: Data as an asset: an integrity agency perspective Jacob Formann, Acting Chief Information Officer, Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland Data analysis in your integrity toolkit: using various data sources to target resources, reduce costs and maximise the effectiveness of your investigations Conor McGarrity, Director, Risk Insights Managing the employment relationship during, and after, the investigation  Mary Davitt, Director, Hanlon’s Employment Relations Consultants
Time
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
15/11/2018 1:15 PM

TOPICAL ISSUES: The strategic importance of trust Michael Macaulay, Associate Dean (Professional Programmes) Victoria Business School Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Building investigation capability in the Australian Border Force Mark Antill, Australian Border Force Commander
Time
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
15/11/2018 1:15 PM

CHALLENGING INVESTIGATIONS: Corruption investigations in correction facilities Alister McCulloch, Acting Team Leader Strategic Intelligence, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria David Sordello, Team Leader Investigations, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria Australian Federal Police case study Speaker to be confirmed
Time
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
15/11/2018 1:15 PM

SKILLS: Investigating staff misconduct: bullying and harassment – beyond compliance Donna Thomson, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Fay Calderone, Partner, Hall and Wilcox Putting the interview at the centre of an investigation  Kevin Rowley, Team Leader, Investigations and Tactical Support Branch, Environment Protection Authority, South Australia
Time
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
15/11/2018 3:15 PM

MANAGEMENT: Procurement transformation in the aftermath of a corruption finding: a case study Michelle Robinson, Director Supplier Development, NSW Department of Justice Jean-Michel Carriere, Chief Procurement Officer, NSW Department of Justice Building capacity: good practice guide to managing misconduct for public authorities  Michael Easton, Manager Operations, Integrity Commission Tasmania Sarah Frost, Investigator (Research and Analysis), Integrity Commission Tasmania
Time
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
15/11/2018 3:15 PM

NATURAL JUSTICE / PROCEDURAL FAIRNESS: Procedural fairness in investigations Dr Geoff Airo-Farulla, Assistant Ombudsman, Office of the Queensland Ombudsman Procedural fairness and investigations Professor John McMillan AO, Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University. Former NSW Ombudsman, Commonwealth Ombudsman, Integrity Commissioner, Australian Information Commissioner, and member of the Australian Copyright Tribunal
Time
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
15/11/2018 3:15 PM

CHALLENGING INVESTIGATIONS: Panel discussion: reflections on Royal Commissions FACILITATOR: Patricia McDonald SC Commissioner, NSW ICAC PANEL MEMBERS: Mr Robert Atkinson AO APM,  Former Commissioner for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and former Queensland Police Commissioner Colleen Gwynne, Northern Territory Children’s Commissioner The Hon Peter Hall QC, Chief Commissioner, NSW ICAC Mr Steve Kinmond, NSW Community & Disability Services Commissioner and Deputy Ombudsman, NSW Ombudsman Mr Kenneth Moroney AO APM MA,  Former NSW Police Commissioner  Sean Tynan, Maitland Diocese, Head of Zimmerman Services, Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
Time
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
15/11/2018 3:15 PM

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