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Recorded Webinar: How to manage a whistleblower complaint


Thursday, 12 September 2019
8:00am to 8:00am

CPD Hours


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Are you prepared for managing a whistleblower complaint? From 1 July 2019, Australian companies must give protection to whistleblower employees and they have until the end of 2019 to introduce a compliant and comprehensive whistleblower policy. If you fail to comply with the new laws, it’s a criminal offence with tough civil and criminal penalties for disclosing the identity or victimising a whistleblower.

You need to be prepared to manage a whistleblower complaint if you are:

  • a senior manager
  • responsible for organisation wellbeing and culture or governance
  • managing direct reports.

A complaint could be a simple case of fraud, misappropriation or a behavioural complaint. Or, it could be a complex issue that unearths systemic problems within the organisation that requires a more long-term and thorough investigation to resolve.

Learning outcomes

This webinar will explore:

  • the new legal framework and how to comply
  • best practice whistleblower policies
  • key steps you should follow when managing a whistleblower complaint
  • how technology can be leveraged to uncover lines of inquiry and facts quickly and efficiently.

It’s time to establish a rigorous whistleblower action plan. Join this webinar to find out how.


Stephen Millington, Partner, KordaMentha

Stephen Millington

Stephen has more than 20 years' accounting experience and specialises in financial investigations and disputes. His time abroad working in locations including the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the US has seen him working in a vast range of industries such as manufacturing, petrochemicals, logistics and government. During his career Stephen has assisted both corporate entities and governments with whistleblower complaints which have led to fraud and corruption investigations.

Andrew Malarkey, Partner, KordaMentha

Andrew Malarkey

Andrew has a breadth of experience across KordaMentha's Forensic, Restructuring and Corporate service lines. He enhances client outcomes by building a multi-disciplinary team to address client issues. Andrew also uses new and developing technologies to find better ways of delivering value to clients. Andrew currently jointly leads the national Forensic Technology service line and was instrumental in KordaMentha becoming the first RelativityOne Certified Partner in Australia.

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