Directors' changing responsibilities for whistleblowing procedures
Directors play a critical role in establishing cultures of disclosure. For their part, the interest of directors is in seeing that information about misconduct is brought to light early to ensure that corporate wrongdoing is detected, addressed and, ideally, prevented.
The way that whistleblowers and the information they disclose is treated is also the subject of a legal framework that provides statutory protection to whistleblowers – a framework currently under review.
During this webinar you will hear from AJ Brown, Professor of Public Policy & Law Griffith University with insight into the landmark research project on whistleblowing, Whistling While They Work 2, which examines organisational responses to whistleblowing across all sectors and explores best practice. You will also hear from AICD Policy Adviser Lucas Ryan on the changing public policy environment.
The webinar will cover:
- The role of whistleblowing in good governance
- Current parliamentary and Australian Government inquiries, and government commitments on whistleblowing law reform including AICD’s view on key issues
- First results from Whistling While They Work 2 on the state of corporate whistleblowing procedures in Australia and how Australian laws compare internationally
- What law reforms are likely, and what are directors likely to be held responsible for, in a new legislative environment
- What should directors be looking for in their organisation’s approach
It is critical that directors understand their responsibilities under the law and understand their role in establishing robust internal whistleblowing frameworks, amidst a changing public policy landscape.
Complimentary for members.
DPD Units = 5