AIM WA: Whistleblower Protection Briefing

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.

Presented by

Tom Darbyshire, Partner, Kott Gunning Lawyers
Mike Baldwin, Special Counsel, Kott Gunning Lawyers

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More information is available on the AIM WA Whistleblower Protection Briefing event page