The 2nd Annual
Discover new approaches to drive efficient investigations & effective enforcement
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Day 1 - Tuesday 24th September, 2019

8:30
Registration, coffee & networking
9:00
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Kevin Rowley
Team Leader, Investigations and Emergency Response
Environment Protection Authority SA
Driving collaboration for effective investigations & outcomes
9:10
Coordinating to enhance enforcement outcomes in a technical regulatory environment
  • Building the case from the ground up – ensuring that legal and technical input is received at the earliest opportunity
  • Ensuring that the necessary evidence is identified and collected through appropriate processes
  • Ensuring consistency and visibility
  • Selecting the enforcement outcome best calculated to achieve the aims of the regulatory scheme
  • Managing challenges to enforcement action
Joe Rule
Manager - Litigation - Investigations & Enforcement Branch Legal & Regulatory Affairs Division
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
9:50
Building trust with industry stakeholders & community
  • Setting clear, fair and efficient expectations through communications
  • Ensuring effective, efficient, transparent and accountable compliance and enforcement measures
  • Engaging with industry consistently to build trust
  • Maintaining public confidence and investing in educating the sector to regulate
Graeme White
Director Regional Water Regulation (West-Murray Darling)
Natural Resources Access Regulator
10:30
SPEED NETWORKING

In this fun, interactive session, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow attendees and speakers in two minute bursts, to exchange business cards and set up conversations for the rest of the event.

10:50
Morning tea & networking
Exploring innovative tools & technology to enhance efficiency
11:20
Panel Discussion: How to effectively manage a compliance and enforcement investigations team for maximum results
Darren Murphy
Managing Director
Core Integrity
Jason Bentley
Chief Investigator
NSW Environment Protection Authority
Graeme White
Director Regional Water Regulation (West-Murray Darling)
Natural Resources Access Regulator
Amiette Wakenshaw
Head of EPA Training Unit
NSW Environment Protection Authority
12:00
Networking lunch
1:00
Achieving rail safety: Which regulatory tool is best?
  • The importance of a quality investigation on decision making
  • Achieving the best safety outcome and public expectations
  • Using a prosecution or EVU effectively
Sue McCarrey
Chief Executive
Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator
1:40
International investigations & the challenges in obtaining information from abroad
  • Following investigations abroad, and jurisdictional barriers to enquiry
  • Engaging with foreign law enforcement and government authorities
  • Transnational inter-agency cooperation and joint investigation
  • Requesting information and evidence from international sources
Andrew Bosz
Investigations Officer Regulatory Assurance
Tax Practitioners Board, Australian Taxation Office
Using behavioural insights to improve regulation
2:20
PROJECT FOCUS: Promoting & monitoring for regulatory culture
  • Prioritising the role of the regulator in improving compliance
  • Driving organisational and cultural change to improve compliance
Neil Ellis
Executive Director Regulatory Practice & Compliance Branch Office of the Gene Technology Regulator
Department of Health
3:00
Afternoon tea & networking
3:30
Moving from a traditional enforcement approach to a behavioural change approach
  • Driving an innovative compliance model
  • Developing effective compliance perspectives
Eric Henderson
Director of Heavy Vehicle Services
VIC Roads
4:10
Utilising technology to deliver a modern risk based regulatory regime
  • Exploring emerging innovative tools & technology
  • Driving efficiency with more powerful and targeted enforcement solutions
  • Incorporating end-to-end case management solution to enhances productivity & drive intelligence led investigations
Kevin Rowley
Team Leader, Investigations and Emergency Response
Environment Protection Authority SA
4:50
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One
5:00
Networking drinks
Workshop A: Using behavioural insights to improve regulation
Tuesday 24th September 2019, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

The workshop
Ravi will explain the frameworks that the BIT use to understand compliance problems, and showcase examples of how regulators have used behavioural insights to improve compliance.

The workshop will focus both on ways to improve existing channels – small changes that can be made within existing processes to generate large impacts – as well as more innovative opportunities to use behavioural insights, including advanced use of data science and machine learning.

Why attend this workshop

  • Learn how to make small changes that work within existing processes to generate large results
  • Opportunity to learn from the world leaders in the application of behavioural insights to public policy, and get direct feedback on potential solutions for your specific policy problems

What will you take away?

  • A framework for understanding how behavioural insights can be applied to compliance, including the latest cutting-edge research from around the world
  • An example of how behavioural insights can be applied to specific, real-world policy problems facing regulators today, including how to conduct a rigorous evaluation to determine effectiveness

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Price $499 + GST

Ravi Dutta-Powell
Senior Advisor
The Behavioural Insights Team
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Day 2 - Wednesday 25th September, 2019

8:30
Welcome, coffee & networking
9:00
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Kevin Rowley
Team Leader, Investigations and Emergency Response
Environment Protection Authority SA
Choosing the right enforcement action for favourable outcomes
9:10
KEYNOTE: Use of discretion in enforcement
  • The exercise of discretion in a statutory decision-making context
  • Addressing complex situations involving consideration of multiple factors, including conflicting public interest considerations
Chris Wheeler
Former Deputy Ombudsman
NSW Ombudsman
9:50
Use of focus-deterrence initiatives to disrupt illegal business models
  • Defining focused-deterrence and how to implement it
  • Examining the theory in support of focused-deterrence, the benefits and the disadvantages
  • Improving regulatory outcomes by combining focused-deterrence with other crime reduction strategies
  • Success stories from NSW Environment Protection Authority
Jason Bentley
Chief Investigator
NSW Environment Protection Authority
10:30
Morning tea & networking
11:00
CASE STUDY: Creating effective deterrence to illegal fishing for high value species
  • Risk based compliance – How to pick your targets?
  • Developing strategic intelligence
  • Driving successful prosecutions
  • Managing compliance during industry business adjustment processes (the compliance model)
  • Engaging with stakeholders and addressing public perception of prosecution
Patrick Tully
Director Fisheries Compliance
NSW Department of Primary Industries
11:40
Maximising penalties in regulatory prosecutions
  • Utilising the indictable jurisdiction
  • Strengthening your brief with expert evidence, context, tendency, coincidence evidence and visual aids
  • Drawing on caselaw from outside your regulatory sphere (with examples of useful cases all regulators can use)
  • Avoiding compromised settlements
Stephanie Morrow
Principal Solicitor, Legal Services
Environment Protection Authority Victoria
12:20
Networking lunch
1:20
Delivering outcomes of investigations to all parties
  • Influencing parties to accept the outcome
  • Reducing the “noise” after the outcome is delivered
  • Improving the experience of the parties that are subject to investigation
Dr Jamie Orchard
National Director, Legal Services
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
2:00
Setting a national regulatory capability framework
  • What is it and where did it come from?
  • Who is it relevant for?
  • How can it help me, my team, and my agency?
  • Who is already using it and how?
Amiette Wakenshaw
Head of EPA Training Unit
NSW Environment Protection Authority
2:30
Afternoon tea & networking
3:10
CASE STUDY: Victims of crime and victim/family support
  • Exploring the Victorian statutory landscape, this will include discussion on Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, Sentencing Act 1991 and the Victims Charter Act 2006
  • Addressing legal and practical challenges such as witness conferences, managing expectations, family members as witnesses, court delays, considerations of legal professional privilege and disclosure
  • Case studies including discussion on the WorkSafe family support group
Alexandra Matthews-Peat
Family Liaison Officer
WorkSafe Victoria
Leigh Crosbie
Senior Lawyer
WorkSafe Victoria
3:50
CLOSING PANEL: Overcoming common barriers of effective regulation & enforcement
Kevin Rowley
Team Leader, Investigations and Emergency Response
Environment Protection Authority SA
Stephanie Morrow
Principal Solicitor, Legal Services
Environment Protection Authority Victoria
Karl Day
Detective Acting Senior Sergeant, Crime Division
Northern Territory Police
Patrick Tully
Director Fisheries Compliance
NSW Department of Primary Industries
4:30
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
Workshop A: Using behavioural insights to improve regulation
Tuesday 24th September 2019, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

The workshop
Ravi will explain the frameworks that the BIT use to understand compliance problems, and showcase examples of how regulators have used behavioural insights to improve compliance.

The workshop will focus both on ways to improve existing channels – small changes that can be made within existing processes to generate large impacts – as well as more innovative opportunities to use behavioural insights, including advanced use of data science and machine learning.

Why attend this workshop

  • Learn how to make small changes that work within existing processes to generate large results
  • Opportunity to learn from the world leaders in the application of behavioural insights to public policy, and get direct feedback on potential solutions for your specific policy problems

What will you take away?

  • A framework for understanding how behavioural insights can be applied to compliance, including the latest cutting-edge research from around the world
  • An example of how behavioural insights can be applied to specific, real-world policy problems facing regulators today, including how to conduct a rigorous evaluation to determine effectiveness

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Price $499 + GST

Ravi Dutta-Powell
Senior Advisor
The Behavioural Insights Team
Register Now
Workshop B: Exploring investigative interviewing and advanced investigation techniques
Thursday 26th September 2019, 9:00am – 4:00pm

The workshop
This one day workshop will address the key components of planning of interviewing and the importance of drafting an investigation plan. Attendees will develop a thorough understanding of key factors to reliable decision making.

Why attend this workshop

  • Learn how to set a successful strategy for investigation
  • Explore efficient interviewing techniques and effective interview behaviour
  • Enhance the effectiveness and outcomes of investigation
  • Develop staff capability in frontline investigations

What will you take away?

  • How to extract the right information and gather intelligence
  • Interviewing of the significant witnesses
  • Exploring ethical witness and victim interviewing
  • Exploring the use of evidence vs systemic use of evidence in an interview

* Refreshments & lunch provided

Price 899 + GST

Karl Day
Detective Acting Senior Sergeant, Crime Division
Northern Territory Police
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Key Speakers

Neil Ellis
Executive Director Regulatory Practice & Compliance Branch Office of the Gene Technology Regulator
Department of Health
Jason Bentley
Chief Investigator
NSW Environment Protection Authority
Chris Wheeler
Former Deputy Ombudsman
NSW Ombudsman
Dr Jamie Orchard
National Director, Legal Services
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency