Duration: 2hrs (1-3pm)
Delivery: Face-to-face and webinar
Please note: If you would like to attend this session via webinar please send your name and the name of this session 'PID Act Training' to firstname.lastname@example.org
For: CEOs, responsible officers and staff of councils. Elected members also welcome to attend.
The session will include an overview of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018, which is due to commence operation on 1 July 2019. It will address the detail of the regime under the Act, which replaces the current Whistleblowers Act, and will also discuss the accompanying Public Interest Disclosure Regulations 2019 as well as the Public Interest Disclosure Guidelines released by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption.
In addition, the session will include a detailed review of the LGA's Model Public Interest Disclosure Policy and Procedure, which will replace the existing Model Whistleblowers Policy and assist councils to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Act and the Guidelines.
This session is designed to provide attendees with an understanding of:
• the new Public Interest Disclosure Act, its impact and the changes from the repealed Whistleblowers Act;
• the LGA's new Model Public Interest Disclosure Policy and Procedure;
the practical steps which need to be taken in preparation for the new regime.
LGA PID Update
LGA Model Public Interest Disclosure Policy
LGA Model Public Interest Disclosure Procedure
Peter Campbell -Peter is a partner of HWL Ebsworth. He has over 30 years’ experience as a litigator having conducted proceedings throughout Australia and overseas. Peter has a national reputation in the areas of Media & Communications, Intellectual Property, Competition & Consumer Law and Privacy and is a regular speaker and writer on legal issues. He also provides training in risk management and governance issues to businesses, industry bodies and other professionals and has developed a number of policies and compliance programs. Peter regularly acts for Local Government and has assisted a number of clients with Whistleblower Protection issues.
Rebecca Sandford- Rebecca is a Special Counsel and an experienced member of the litigation team at HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, particularly in the areas of intellectual property and technology, media, privacy, competition and consumer law and contractual disputes. Rebecca advises on regulatory matters in various industries, for clients ranging from individuals and small businesses to large corporations and public or governmental bodies. She is the Vice-President of the Law Society of South Australia, chairs the Society’s Legal Technology Committee and sits on a number of other regulatory and special interest committees as well as the Flinders University Law School Board of Advisors. Rebecca often speaks and writes on legal issues, and provides training in risk management, governance and compliance programs. Rebecca has assisted a number of Local Government clients including with Freedom of Information and Whistleblower Protection related matters.