12th National Investigations Symposium

12th National Investigations Symposium



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


Early Bird Rate 
$1,199 - early bird closes Friday 24 August 2018
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

Registrations are now open for the 12th National Investigations Symposium (NIS), to 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.

Register now and save with the early bird rate of $1,199.


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:
Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
14/11/2018 9:00 AM

Complain 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
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
14/11/2018 11:00 AM

Forensics / Technology  New and emerging technologies that assist investigations will be discussed
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 NSW ICAC investigation into development applications and approvals at Wollongong City Council
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
14/11/2018 11:00 AM

Complaint Handling Chris Wheeler  Deputy Ombudsman NSW Ombudsman Improving customer service – The NSW Complaint Handling Improvement Project Grevis Beard Director, Worklogic Pty Ltd Investigating and resolving workplace complaints: an interactive hypothetical on sexual harassment and bullying
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  Forensic accounting
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
14/11/2018 1:30 PM

Investigation 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
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
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 Exploring new ways to better protect whistleblowers
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
14/11/2018 3:30 PM

MC – Julianna Demetrius, Assistant Ombudsman, Strategic Projects, NSW Ombudsman  KEYNOTE SPEAKER
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
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 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, Compliance and Enforcement NSW Fair Trading  Title to be provided Roy Cottam Manager Investigations and Compliance City of Sydney Council Title to be provided
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 Title to be provided 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 Speaker to be confirmed Australian Federal Police case study
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 Frost 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  Assistant Ombudsman  Office of the Queensland Ombudsman 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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