Wise Workplace Investigations

 July 2011

  • News
  • Coming Soon
  • Goodbyes 
  • Public Sector wages 
  • What's On 
  • We want your feedback!


Thank you to all who visited us at the AHRI National Convention 2011

The AHRI exhibition was a great success once again for WISE and provided a great opportunity for us to meet with our clients, some old some new and others who have been following our business over time.

Thank you if you are one of those who dropped by to say hello. We look forward to working with you in the future and assisting with those difficult matters that don't go away on their own. 

For a catch up on the convention visit the AHRI website  http://www.convention.ahri.com.au

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'31 Days 31 Tips'  August 2011

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook in August for 31 tips in 31 days.  

Short one liners to keep any investigator engaged with their work '31 Days 31 Tips' is designed to provide focus and fun into the world of the investigator.

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Short Courses in Workplace Investigations

Short courses in Workplace Investigations and Investigative Interviewing continue to thrive. Harriet will be traveling to the far corners of Australia over the next few months with courses being delivered in WA, NT QL and NSW before August. 

The courses are very well received by attendees who commented: 

" Great day informative & very useful"

" The major benefit from attending the course was providing a structured investigation process and clear understanding"

"the presenter was excellent - had great knowledge of the topic"

The courses are offered independently or in conjunction with AHRI. For further details and booking information follow the link belo

AHRI calendar for 2011 

Coming soon.....

Investigative Interviewing: A practical guide for workplace investigators

Investigative Interviewing is recognised as a leading skill in police investigations, Harriet Stacey and Alison Page put 20 years of research together with up to date legal decisions on how to conduct Investigative Interviews in workplace investigations. Covering recent decisions by Fair Work Australia, the PEACE model, M
odified Cognitive Interview and tips on interviewing resondents. The book provides examples, case studies and templates on planning and recording interviews.

To express you interest in purchasing a copy of the new book please contact:



It is with regret that Kylie Starling Senior Investigator in Child Protection has moved on from WISE after 5 years. Her keen eye for detail and comprehensive and articulate reports will be missed by our clients and staff alike. We wish her all the best in her future ventures. 

For advise and details on the services offered by WISE regarding child protection matters please contact Harriet Stacey

Public sector wages changes a recipe for unrest

The Government should brace for more fallout from disgruntled public servants.

In my experience, such sweeping changes lead to increased complaints from staff, higher levels of sick leave, absenteeism and misconduct. ........

Opposition Leader John Robertson says the changes will send the workplace rights of public servants "back to the dark ages".

Whichever way you look at it, significant changes to employee rights fundamentally change the way employees feel about their employers.

Government employees in particular, many of whom work in the health and care sectors, traditionally have high levels of engagement with their employers and those receiving their services.
Undermining this relationship will damage the commitment felt by staff, reduce motivation to comply with policy and compound work-related stress already present in the overloaded services.

For the full article click here
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What's on

Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference 2011

A Global Compass - Navigating Public Sector Corruption. The third National conference is being held this year in Perth WA. Early bird registration closes 27 July 2011. Speakers include The Hon Christian Porter, Attorney General of WA; The Hon Wayne Martin, Chief Justice of WA and Professor Geoff Gallop, Professor, Director Graduate School of Government. 

Where: The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle WA
When: 15-17 November 2011
Cost: Early Bird (available until 27 July $1520

Contact: www.apsacc.com.au

Workplace Law Fundamentals

Establishing effective HR policies to ensure compliance with legislation and legal requirements. Covering the following topics: 

  • Protecting your company from unfair dismissal claims
  • the realities of Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
  • Effective anti-harassment and bullying policy
  • drafting clear social network policies
  • OHS Harmonisation

When: throughout September 2011, 
Contact: www.akolade.com.au T: 02 92476000

Conducting Workplace Investigations  - One Day Training

WISE presents in conjunction with ARHI
New course planned for Melbourne later in the year. 

Contact: education@ahri.com.au

We want your feedback!

It is important for Wise Workplace Investigations to gain feedback from everything we do - we would welcome your comments on this newsletter - particularly with regard to what you wish to see in future issues.

Please email us with any comments or questions you may have!

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For more information please contact harrietstacey@wiseinvestigations.com.au or 02 8243 1133

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