12th National Investigations Symposium

12th National Investigations Symposium










Register now, limited tickets available.

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 close Wednesday 31 October 2018
Day Rate $799    

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

FORENSICS / TECHNOLOGY: Angela Bunting, Vice President, eDiscovery, Nuix, Beyond keywords: how machine learning is transforming enforcement
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
14/11/2018 11:00 AM

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

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

INVESTIGATIVE PRACTICE: Grevis Beard, Director, Worklogic Pty Ltd, A workplace investigation hypothetical: navigating risks, applying procedural fairness and managing issues arising, Harriet Witchell, National Training Manager, Wise Workplace, Investigative Practice
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
14/11/2018 1:30 PM

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

CHALLENGING INVESTIGATIONS: Michael Riashi, Senior Investigator, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption, NSW ICAC, Gregory Love, Criminal Investigations Manager, Fraud Prevention and Internal Investigations, Australian Taxation Office
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
14/11/2018 1:30 PM

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
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: Peter Harvey, Managing Consultant, WEIR Consulting Pty Ltd, A practical guide to using analytical and critical thinking in investigations, Benoit Leclerc, Associate Professor, Griffith University, Queensland, Boosting crime scene investigations capabilities through crime script analysis, Cameron Gardner, Detective Sergeant, Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland, If witnesses remain fundamental to solving crime, why not get the best available evidence from them?
Time
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
15/11/2018 10:45 AM

FORENSICS / PUBLIC POLICY: Nicholas Rowley, Associate Professor, University of Sydney
Time
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
15/11/2018 10:45 AM

INVESTIGATIONS INVOLVING VULNERABLE PEOPLE: Colleen Gwynne, Northern Territory Children's Commissioner, Effective two-way communication with Aboriginal people
Time
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
15/11/2018 10:45 AM

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

SKILLS: Valerie Griswold, Executive Director of Fair Trading Operations, NSW Fair Trading, How to build robust internal and external regulatory networks to eliminate silos and exploit coregulatory partnerships, Roy Cottam, Acting Manager Risk and Governance, City of Sydney Council, Benefits of enhancing the internal investigation capacity and fraud prevention program
Time
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
15/11/2018 1:15 PM

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

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

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

SKILLS: Donna Thomson, Partner, PPB Advisory, and Fay Calderone, Partner, Hall and Wilcox, Investigating staff misconduct: bullying and harassment – beyond compliance, Ken Rowley, Team Leader, Investigations and Tactical Support Branch, Environment Protection Authority, South Australia, Putting the interview at the centre of an investigation, Beulah Davies, Intelligence Analyst, Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland, Using behavioural profiling to maximise investigations
Time
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
15/11/2018 3:15 PM

MANAGEMENT: Michelle Robinson, Manager Procurement Contracts and Supplier Relationships, NSW Department of Justice, and Jean-Michel Carriere, Chief Procurement Officer, NSW Department of Justice, Procurement transformation in the aftermath of a corruption finding: a case study, Jennifer Williamson, Director Compliance, NSW Industrial Relations, NSW Treasury, Balancing regulatory obligations against the public interest to achieve sound investigative outcomes, Michael Easton, Manager Operations, Integrity Commission Tasmania, and Sarah Fros,t Investigator (Research and Analysis), Integrity Commission Tasmania, Building capacity: good practice guide to managing misconduct for public authorities
Time
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
15/11/2018 3:15 PM

NATURAL JUSTICE / PROCEDURAL FAIRNESS: Dr Geoff Airo-Farulla, Director, Ethics and Standard, Ethics and Standards, Queensland Building and Construction Commission, Procedural fairness in 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, Procedural fairness and investigations
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 Independent Commission Against Corruption 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, The Hon Peter Hall QC, Chief Commissioner, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption, 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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