The 2nd Annual
Discover new approaches to drive efficient investigations & effective enforcement


Defining & delivering outcomes
Regulators work within a resource-constrained environment and despite this, are being asked to do what they do - quicker. Knowing what investigations to prioritise and what enforcement actions to take is not easy, and if done poorly, can hinder outcomes and broader impacts to the regulated community.

The Enhancing Investigations & Enforcement Outcomes Conference that took place on 24th - 26th September 2019 in Canberra explored best practices around investigations, primarily on how to make them more efficient and effective, as well as demonstrating the different enforcement actions that can lead to the best outcomes.

Overcome your hurdles, hear insights & network with peers on
  • Driving innovative compliance models
  • Increasing effective inter-agency co-operation on operations
  • Innovative tools for investigation, evidence & case management
  • Choosing the right enforcement action
How did our attendees benefit at the 2018 Enforcement conference?
  • 91% of participants would recommend this conference to their industry peers
  • 90% of attendees appreciated the insightful presentations and workshop
  • 89% of participants referred to the event as an excellent learning and networking platform

  • Who will attend?
    State & federal regulators, regulatory agencies and local government regulators, government departments & associations responsible for:
  • Compliance & enforcement
  • Investigations
  • Regulation
  • Regulatory practice & operations
  • Prosecutions
  • Legal

Attend to learn:

  • Improving the efficiency of investigations
  • Using behavioural insights to better regulate
  • Choosing the right enforcement action for better outcomes
  • Driving an educated & regulated approach
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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


What People Are Saying

  • “It was refreshing to hear from other regulators and get a good perspective for enhancing investigation skills and enforcement outcomes which are consistent across the country.”

    Anthony Byrne
    Manager, Authorised Assessor Compliance Unit, WorkSafe Victoria
  • “The conference was very well constructed, presenters were from a variety of different backgrounds and industries, but were all connected to the topic.”

    Anthony Brown
    Regulatory Officer, Vehicle Safety Standards, Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development & Cities
  • “Professional and well organised. High quality presentations. Very relevant to my work.”

    Andrew Tunstall
    Principal Mining Inspector, WorkSafe Tasmania


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