As a public company, your corporate governance and risk management checklist must now include an effective whistleblower policy.
New laws require effective whistleblowing procedures and policy content to be built into your overall governance and risk framework by 1 January 2020.
Your board must also be aware that directors and other officers within the company have strict obligations when handling whistleblower complaints.
There will be significant penalties for corporations (and individuals) arising from contraventions of the legislation.
On 4 July, GRC Solutions’ expert team along with our partner Ash St. Legal & Advisory will present a webinar outlining the key elements:
- A high-level overview of the key provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019 and how they affect your business.
- How your directors and other officers have legal and regulatory obligations under the Corporations Act 2001 and the Banking Act 1959 to manage and protect whistleblowers.
- Tips for building a secure whistleblowing procedure into your governance and risk framework, including how to ensure that your employment contracts, HR policies and staff communications are aligned with and facilitate compliance with the new regime.
DATE AND TIME
Date: Thursday 4 July 2019
Time: 1.00 pm AEST or 11.00 am AWST
Duration: 1 hour
*We recommend awarding 1 CPD point for this webinar. Governance Risk & Compliance Solutions is not an RTO. The CPD points are provided as a guide to licensees and other organisations to assist in determining an appropriate CPD allocation.
Guy Griffin is a Senior Lawyer at GRC Solutions specialising in financial services compliance. His other areas of practice include prudential risk and compliance, and advises on all aspects (legal and non-legal) of effective board governance. He has wide experience in delivering training workshops at high levels in these areas, especially at ADIs.
Samantha Carroll Director | Ash St. Legal & Advisory
Samantha is a governance, compliance and regulation expert with 10 years’ experience in the Governance and Compliance division of a top-tier law firm and three years as the Head of Compliance for a mid-tier bank. Samantha has significant experience advising public and private sector clients on the implementation, upgrading and review of their governance and compliance systems. Samantha is an accredited Governance, Risk and Compliance professional and Fellow GRC Institute and non-executive director BABI Youth and Family Service Board and Fellow GIA.