The Local Government Regulation & Compliance conference will examine strategic approaches to regulatory compliance. Strategies will be evaluated and successes measured. The forum will provide a platform to discuss how the sector as a whole can strive for consistency. High-level strategic themes will be tackled so that lessons can be applied across all compliance divisions within local government.
- Deliver regulatory strategy whilst meeting community expectations
- Overcome the challenges of regulating growing & diverse communities
- Evaluate strategic approaches & define measures of success
- Strive for standardised & consistent approaches to regulation
- Hear from international best practice examples towards local government regulation
- Implement a strategic problem-solving approach to regulatory challenges
Local councils and relevant state agencies, with responsibility for:
- Regulatory Services
Attend to learn:
- Build a strategic approach to regulation
- Effectively evaluate compliance strategies
- Define measures of success
- Improve consistency across local government
Chris has been a Deputy Ombudsman since 1994. He has over 30 years experience in complaint-handling and investigations, as well as extensive experience in management and public administration. Chris has responsibility for our public administration area, including our public interest disclosures responsibilities. He also has responsibility for major research projects (including the management of Unreasonable Complainant Conduct), and the development of guidance materials to assist public sector agencies and officials to achieve and maintain good practice in relation to complaint handling, public administration and conduct generally.
City of Port Phillip
Before joining the City of Port Phillip, Lili Rosic had a rich and rewarding career spanning more than 20 years in the community and Local Government sector, with senior management roles in the health, community, and more recently in compliance and regulatory services in local government.
In her current role, Lili is responsible for the management of local laws, environmental health, animal management, immunisation, planning compliance, asset protection, school crossing and parking services in a fast-paced inner metropolitan Council.
Her teams are required to work effectively across Council to improve the liveability and to find better ways to tackle safety & amenity issues in a culturally and socially diverse community that is forecast to increase by 59,991 persons (55.26% growth) by 2041.
Lili is passionate about improving the design and delivery of regulatory services to best meet the community’s expectations and ultimately measurably improve the safety & amenity of the Port Phillip community. What is delivered right now needs to change to incorporate smart cities thinking and smart technology.
Lili is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course, has completed a Masters of Business Administration at Monash University and is a fellow of Local Government Professionals Inc.(LGPro).
Craig is a Director in the ACT Government with a history of working in policy and regulatory environments. He is currently responsible for building the level of compliance across a wide range of regulated activities which include areas as diverse as gambling and racing, public transport, parking operations and construction licensing.
City of Sydney
Russell has a wealth of experience as a regulator. He has a background in criminal investigations and has held senior public sector positions including that of Chief Investigator with the NSW EPA and Director Compliance & Investigations with NSW Primary Industries. He is currently a consultant and the City of Sydney’s Investigative Specialist. He is passionate about building the capacity of others. He has managed numerous continuous improvement programs to ensure compliance practices meet corporate and statutory objectives whilst delivering public value. Russell is a graduate of the Australia New Zealand School of Government (ANZOG) holding an Executive Masters Degree in Public Administration, a Masters Degree in Investigation Management and a Bachelor of Social Science.
Australian Centre for Financial and Environmental Compliance
The Australian Centre for Financial Environmental Compliance (ACFEC) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) which delivers quality-assured and nationally recognised training to public sector and local government agencies in Australia and internationally.
ACFEC distinguishes itself from other training providers by working closely with our clients to contextualise training materials. Our approach creates practical and relevant training materials, and ultimately improves and enhances compliance and enforcement outcomes in organisations.
At ACFEC we use a learning pedagogy which identifies, designs, develops and implements learning solutions for clients. We implement this pedagogy by contextualising our training approach, learning material, scenarios and assessments to client’s needs. This contextualisation recognises the risk management, operational, legislative and governance requirements of clients and ensures that the learning methodology is adapted to the particularities of the client. We ensure the training is challenging and engaging and gives effect to the clients’ operational and jurisdictional framework.
Objective Connect allows business users to create secure, private workspaces in the cloud, to collaborate with trusted partners outside of your organisation.
With over 70,000 users in 60 countries, Objective Connect is purpose-built for the public sector. From cross-agency collaboration, working with outsourced service providers or simply digitally engaging with customers and citizens, Objective Connect can be used to manage any process involving external parties.
In Objective Connect’s cloud-based workspaces, participants can collaborate on documents, capture conversations and control tasks. Every interaction is captured in an audit record.
Information Governance can be maintained by integrating Objective Connect with your existing document and records management system, ensuring a ‘single source of the truth’ is always maintained, even when you are sharing information outside of your organisation.
As part of our ongoing commitment to provide government-grade security, Objective Connect is now hosted in the new Azure Australia Central, housed in the Canberra Data Centre. Azure Australia Central is:
- Built for mission-critical apps supported by an open ecosystem of partners.
- Exclusively for Australian and New Zealand government and critical infrastructure sectors.
- Security and compliance certified by the ASD for Unclassified and Protected data.
- Delivered from the Australian-owned, secret—accredited facilities of the Canberra Data Centre.
Because it can be used to manage any business process, Objective Connect enables digital transformation – removing the need for paper, email, thumb drives, DVD’s and rogue or shadow IT.
What People Are Saying
“The Criterion team are adept at organising quality conferences that bring together a high calibre of speakers and attendees. Their conferences typically deliver engaging, relevant and topical presentations that impact communities of practice.”Director, Enforcement Group, WorkSafe Victoria Refining Regulation to Strengthen Compliance 2018 conference attendee
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