The Enhancing Investigation & Enforcement Outcomes conference will bring together regulatory agencies to share the innovative tools and strategies to enhance the efficiency of investigations and to demonstrate the decision-making processes behind enforcement actions.
Guest speakers will share how investigation and enforcement outcomes are defined and achieved. Attendees will learn how to effectively use information from investigations to influence future industry behaviour.
Topics to be explored
- Prioritise and define investigation outcomes and how to achieve them
- Collaborate internally and across agencies to achieve effective outcomes
- Employ the latest technologies to enhance compliance
- Understand common deficiencies in investigations and best practices
- Examine criminal versus civil enforcement actions
- Overcoming common barriers to timely and effective enforcement
Federal, state and local government regulatory agencies, government departments, and associations with responsibility for:
- Compliance & Enforcement
- Regulatory Operations
Attend to learn:
- Enhance the efficiency of your investigations
- Effectively use investigation outcomes to influence compliance strategies
- Choose the right enforcement action to achieve the right outcome
- Overcome common barriers to timely enforcement
Victorian Government Solicitor's Office
Leveasque has a broad administrative law and inquiries practice representing departments, statutory agencies, and advising decision makers in the exercise of their statutory powers and obligations.
Leveasque’s practice focuses on Regulation, Administrative and Disciplinary law matters including:
- Advising on the conduct of investigations and formal inquiries, including Royal Commissions, parliamentary inquiries and boards of inquiry;
- Conducting merits and judicial review matters in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Victorian Courts;
- Advising on professional and occupational registration and licensing matters; and
- Advising on public sector governance and integrity in the public sector.
- Conducting prosecutions on behalf of statutory agencies.
Leveasque has a deep understanding of the public sector, having worked in government for more than 6 years and acted for numerous government departments and agencies for nearly 20 years.
Leveasque’s areas of practice include OHS, criminal Law, administrative law and all related litigation.
Leveasque has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2012 to 2017 and has been voted Best Lawyer, Victoria- OHS in 2013 and 2017. Leveasque is also recognised in Doyles Guide as a leading OHS lawyer and she is credited in The Legal 500 – Asia Pacific, with consistently ensuring “excellent pragmatic advice” that is “commercially minded”.
National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
Chris joined the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator in July 2016, taking up the role of Senior Prosecutor. In February 2018 he was appointed Principal Prosecutor. He currently oversees NHVR’s
Prosecution Unit, and chairs the National Prosecution Group which brings together the heads of prosecution from all agencies to achieve a consistent application of the HVNL. Prior to joining the
NHVR, Chris worked at the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, prosecuting across all facets of Commonwealth criminal law. Chris has also previously worked as a private lawyer, and for South Australia Police as a supervising senior prosecutor. In the police Chris headed up a trial teambefore moving to the Professional Conduct Section, handling prosecutions against serving members of the police. Chris is committed to improving road safety in the heavy vehicle industry and joins the NHVR with a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Chris is currently completing his Master of Laws, his thesis topic being ‘Prosecuting workplace deaths: legislative and evidentiary impediments to successful prosecution’.
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment NZ
Steve is the National Manager Compliance and Investigations for Housing and Tenancy Services.
Steve has a 35 year career in law enforcement and regulation. He was previously a Police Officer, but his last 10 years have been spent with MBIE and its former agency the Department of Labour.
His previous roles include Compliance Manager for Immigration New Zealand, National Operations Manager of the Labour Inspectorates and his current role. He was awarded an MBIE Chief Executive leadership Award in 2016 for his leadership the all of Government collaborative regulatory work in the Immigration and Employment fields for the Canterbury Rebuild. He is passionate about achieving goals through collective action and by breaking down silos.
Environment Protection Authority SA
Kevin has worked at the EPA since emigrating to Australia in September 2013 leading the Investigations and Emergency Response teams.
He was a UK Police Officer for 30 years spending over 17 years’ service on National and Regional Crime Squads working on National and International Investigations.
He has led the drone program from the ground up at the EPA, researching and designing best practice and policies.
Distillery are specialist providers of Law Enforcement Solutions with over 20 years’ experience delivering solutions to policing, anti-corruption, regulatory, border security and intelligence agencies in Australia and abroad.
Our Condor Investigate product is a modern, enterprise ready and flexible solution available deployed onsite or hosted on protected cloud. Designed from the ground-up to meet the specialised needs of investigators and investigative agencies, the suite includes:
- Complaints & Referrals
- Triage & Assessment
- Investigation Management
- Field Operations & Surveillance
- Prosecution & Brief
- Intelligence & Information Management
The Australian Centre for Financial and Environmental Compliance (ACFEC) is a leading Registered Training Organisation specialising in the delivery of contexualised training to public sector agencies in the following areas:
- Investigation and Regulation (including Dealing with Conflict);
- Financial Crime Control and Consumer Protection Law;
- Biosecurity Emergency Response Preparedness;
- Procurement and Contracting; and
- First Aid
ACFEC also assists agencies with the development of regulatory procedures, guidelines and policies. Through EnvLaw (www.envlaw.legal) we can provide environmental law advice.
Polonious Investigative Case Management integrated with Sintelix information extraction significantly improves investigator insight and productivity.
Polonious is the #1 case management system used by investigation teams worldwide. Polonious while an international company today, started in Australia, and is built to meet Australian Legal standards, with out of the box AGIS compliant workflows. Automated Investigation Reports and Brief of Evidence creation are only a small part of the advanced investigation and reporting features.
The Sintelix text intelligence platform thrives on unstructured data and has been tailored for investigators. Sintelix offers unparalleled information extraction capabilities including entity and relationship extraction at high accuracy in many languages. Vast quantities of unstructured data can be combined to create accurate entity networks linked to topic analyses and community structure decompositions.
Visit the Polonious/Sintelix stand for a demonstration.
What People Are Saying
“A fantastic opportunity to network and learn from peers about challenges and successful outcomes in the regulatory environment”Deputy Director Licensing and Registration, Access Canberra & attendee of the 'Refining Regulation to Strengthen Compliance' Conference, 2018
“Excellent range of speakers of a high calibre at the senior levels, including senior operational executives willing to speak authentically and openly about practical challenges, successes and different approaches.”Manager, Policy, Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority & attendee of 'Refining Regulation to Strengthen Compliance' conference, 2018
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