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Wise Workplace Investigations

March 2011

  • News
  • A valuable lesson for HR managers
  • Collecting evidence
  • WISE Celebrates
  • What's On 
  • We want your feedback!


We welcome a new member to our team

Kel Clowry is an experienced investigator with 26 years with the NSW Police. He conducted complex internal investigations into police misconduct and edited the “Police Commissioner’s Handbook” and the “Code of Practice” instructing Police how to undertake investigations.  

Since leaving the NSW Police Kel has lectured in criminal law and investigations at Charles Sturt University.  Kel holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Sydney.

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Employees Behaving Badly

Harriet Stacey is interviewed by Claire Halliday, from HR Monthly on the growing concern of workplace misconduct in Australia and New Zealand. See the article in the March edition of HR Monthly.

AHRI Lauches Gender Equity Report

March 4 AHRI launched a report on the status of gender equity in Australian workplaces at a summit in Sydney held jointly by AHRI, UN Women Australia and Westpac. The summit examined the issue of gender equity in senior leadership positions in Australian workplaces.

For a copy of the report visit the AHRI website.

Short Courses in Workplace Investigations

WISE Workplace Investigations will deliver the first of it's series of workshops on 'Investigating Workplace Misconduct' on March 28 in Melbourne. 

The courses are being delivered in conjunction with AHRI. For further details and booking information follow the link below.

 AHRI calendar for 2011 

Landmark case valuable lesson for HR managers

A recent case in the Federal Magistrates Court provides a valuable lesson to HR managers in unionized workforces, says Sydney legal expert Alison Page. The case sends a clear message to HR managers that they must have a thorough understanding of current enterprise agreements.  It also enforces the need to have a full understanding of the freedom of association provisions in the Fair Work Act...

Full article...

Speaking out: the delicate art of collecting evidence

When gathering evidence from a witness during an investigation is it essential to produce a literal written transcript – or will an edited statement suffice? Expert workplace investigator Jo Kamira explains the difference...

Full article...

Celebrating 10 years of service to the public and private sector

Harriet Stacey is a founding member of WISE Workplace Investigations. She is the director of operations in the Sydney office and is responsible for the company's business development...

Full interview with Harriet...
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What's on

"Using the internet as an effective investigative research tool"

MCAA Australia Presents a one day workshop led by David Toddington, Special Advisor to the International Chamber of Commerce Commercial Crime Section in London, UK and Gary Coulthart, former Law Enforcement Officer and consultant in electronic evidence and workplace investigations.

The one day program is aimed at investigative and research practitioners and will provide attendees with the tools and techniques to enable better information online, in less time, with less risk and less cost.

17 May - Sydney
20 May - Melbourne
23 May  - Brisbane

For further information and application forms contact MCAA 

Mediation skills for Managers

This workshop is designed to develop the skills of managers, supervisors and leaders to apply the principles of mediation to address and resolve workplace conflict.

When: April 8 2011
Venue: WISDOM Learning Centre, Fairbairn, ACT
Contact: 02 6257 8588

Fair Work Summit

Provides participants with practical presentations on critical issues regarding industrial relations reforms, changes and future challenges. 

When: 24-25 May
Where: Sydney Harbour Marriott, NSW
Contact IIR 02 9080 4090 or info@iir.com.au

National Public Sector Fraud and Corruption Congress

This two day conference designed for heads of department in the government fraud and corruption field will present a range of speakers from Australia and the UK. The Congress will cover issues on corruption prevention, whistleblower protection and social media and the public sector. 

When: 9-11 May 2011
Where: The Hyatt Hotel Canberra
Contact: intrepidminds.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!

Wise Workplace Investigations

We want your feedback!

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

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