Turning policy into practice under the new legislation
Conference Date
Tuesday 10 December 2019
Sydney Harbour Marriott
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Addressing the expectation and complexities of the recent whistleblower program guidelines

With whistleblowing playing a major role in uncovering corporate crime, Parliament has amended the Corporations Act to provide greater protection for whistleblowers in the private sector. Large organisations are now expected to implement a whistleblower policy and program to comply with the new legislation by 1st January 2020 or face penalties.

The new act implements significant reforms and means companies should expect greater whistleblowing activity and scrutiny. This presents not just a risk management issue, but also an opportunity for companies to enhance their corporate culture and demonstrate their commitment to integrity.

The Implementing & Managing a Successful Whistleblowing Program conference led by industry experts will address the key considerations in managing and implementing a successful whistleblower program in line with the new legislation.

Stay informed on all aspects of a whistleblowing program & the reforms including:

  • Protection available to whistleblowers under the new legislation
  • How you can support whistleblowers and protect them from detriment
  • How to investigate disclosures that qualify for protection under the legislation
  • How to ensure fair treatment of employees who are mentioned in whistleblower disclosures

Who will attend?

All directors, heads and managers from large organisations in the private sector with responsibilities for:

  • Risk
  • Governance
  • Compliance
  • HR
  • Integrity
  • Operations
  • Audit
  • People & Culture
  • Business Integrity
  • Audit & Risk
  • General Counsel
  • Whistleblowing
  • Breach & Reporting

Attend to learn:

  • Successfully implementing a whistleblowing program in line with the recent legislation
  • Preparing eligible recipients of whistleblower complaints
  • Ensuring fair treatment of whistleblowers
  • Structuring the role of a whistleblower protection officer