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Public Interest Disclosure Act for Investigators (full-day)

Who should attend

This course is for PID Act Authorised Officers, of an agency.

Course outline

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (the PID Act) makes very significant changes to the way in which most Commonwealth agencies deal with disclosures of misconduct by public officials, including reports of alleged breaches of the APS Code of Conduct.

This session will focus specifically on the key role of the agency’s investigators under the PID Act. Course materials will be given to each participant for use as future reference.

Presenter

Catherine Mann is a Senior Executive Lawyer specialising in public sector employment and workplace relations law. She represents and advises Commonwealth agencies on the full range of employment and workplace relations issues, including complex and contentious matters relating to discrimination, dismissals, SES employment issues, public interest disclosures and enterprise agreements. Her experience also includes administrative law litigation in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court and workers’ compensation. She was solicitor on the record for the Minister for Workplace Relations in the Board of Bendigo TAFE v Barclay High Court appeal, and for the Commonwealth in the Ashby v Slipper litigation. She also worked on the fleet-grounding Qantas dispute.

Duration

This is a full-day course from 9 am – 4.30 pm. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

Cost

Full day:

Standard fee – $920 (inclusive of GST) per person

No more than 20 people will be accepted on each course, and courses will only be conducted if we receive sufficient nominations.