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 lawyer with extensive litigation experience, particularly in the Supreme Court and the Federal Court as well as with police fraud squads. Stephan has advised clients on fraud and fraud related issues including the design of relevant work policies, the recovery of defrauded assets from fraudsters, the making of insurance policies, and litigation against negligent professional advisers.