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Australian Whistleblowing Changes- Are you Ready?

Course Type:
1 hour
CPD Hours:
1 hours
AHRI Members:
Course contact:

Wednesday 6 June 2018
12:00PM- 1:00PM (AEST)

*Please note online registrations close 24 hours prior to the webinar commencing

A new Federal Bill is currently before parliament which will radically change the requirements for whistleblower programs in ASX listed and large private companies. These changes will also set a new benchmark for public sector and not for profit organisations. 

The HR function will play a key role in developing and implementing whistleblower programs to comply with the new legislation to ensure strict penalties do not apply. 

In addition HR professionals need to be aware of rapidly changing community expectations (as seen in #Metoo) and changing regulator expectations regarding acceptable conduct. 

Join Sally McDow as she will provide you with an outline of the legislative changes and practical tips on how to update your whistleblower program and provide training to your staff. 

PRESENTER: Sally McDow, Partner, CPR Partners

Sally McDow is one of Australia’s leading Culture, Reputation and Whistleblowing experts with in-depth legal, business and governance expertise. Sally was admitted a solicitor in Australia in 1998 and holds a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Simon Fraser University in Canada. Sally holds a diploma of corporate governance from the Chartered Secretaries Institute, is a SAI Global internal auditor and has 20 years’ experience managing culture, reputation and compliance issues across multiple sectors in Australia, North America and Europe.

Sally has worked on international investigations and policy developments related to money laundering, corruption, bribery, ethics and employee codes of conduct; Sarbanes Oxley and principles based regulation in G20 countries in Europe, North America and Australia; privacy obligations and policy in the US, Canada and Australia; and investigations by SEC, Department of Justice, Scotland Yard, Interpol and other international regulators into collapse of Enron and Christopher Skase tax matters.

Sally has the experience of being the first whistleblower in Australia to bring a legal action in the Federal Court of Australia in 2016 using whistleblower protections under the Corporations Act.

Sally has worked with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Association of Corporate Counsel, Qld law society and private and public organisations across Australia to provide whistleblower training.