Date: Monday, 18 September 2017
Time: 9:45 AM for 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Venue: Australian Institute of Management WA, 76 Birkdale Street, Floreat
Whistleblowing: Change, Challenges and Opportunities
Whistleblowing – the exposure of organisational wrongdoing by persons within the organisation – can be a serious challenge to senior management. It can feel like an attack from within, and it is natural for the first reactions to whistleblowing to be defensive and punitive.
There are a number of reasons why leaders and managers of organisations in every sector should try to view whistleblowing in a more positive light. Whistleblowing will happen in any event, and when proper reporting procedures are in place to deal with it, whistleblowing is a potent tool in the detection and prevention of fraud, and the promotion of good corporate governance. Furthermore, whistleblowers have legal protection from victimisation – these laws are not well understood but they apply widely, and are about to undergo significant change. Failing to manage whistleblowers properly will not only represent a missed opportunity, it could expose the organisation to serious legal consequences.
In this session we will consider:
- Examples of how whistleblowing laws work in the public and private sector
- How impending changes to the law might affect you
- Reaction from key industry players to date
- What a good whistleblower protection regime looks like.
If you would like to attend this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
More information is available on the AIM WA Whistleblower Protection Briefing event page