Thursday 7 November 2019


2:30 pm


1.5 CPD hours

Session Topic

Whistleblowing laws – how they affect all of us

Public companies, large proprietary companies and corporate trustees of registrable superannuation entities must implement a whistleblower policy and make it available to their officers and employees by 1 January.

This session will explain how changes to whistleblowing laws and related developments affect governance, accountants and auditors and will focus on:

  • The new corporate sector whistleblower regime, ASIC’s regulatory Guide Whistleblower policies and information sheets Whistleblower rights and protections and How ASIC handles whistleblower reports
  • Whistleblowing changes to the ASX’s Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations
  • NOCLAR for public practitioners and in business
  • How the ACNC addresses concerns raised by whistleblowers, and
  • What makes a good whistleblowing policy (a whistleblowing policy will be provided)?
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This session is presented by:

Stephen Newman

Executive Counsel

Stephen is a corporate and commercial lawyer who also has considerable litigation experience in all major Courts and Tribunals. Stephen is a team member of ReportFraud. Stephen advises a range of clients and in particular, Accountants and Auditors on issues that relate to corporate and trust entities, businesses and private clients operating in many different industries, both domestic and international. Stephen also has considerable experience in dealing with regulators and conducting the defence of investigative and enforcement action.