01-03 May, 2017 | Novotel Canberra

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 2 May 2017

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Welcome Coffee

9:00 am - 9:10 am Opening Remarks from IQPC and the Conference Chair

9:10 am - 9:50 am Evaluating Australia’s Global Position on the Perceived State of Fraud and Corruption

Dr Adam Masters - Post-Doctoral Fellow, Transnational Research Institute on Corruption, The Australian National University
Despite a global protest to fight corruption, not one single country in the world is free from it. Since 2012, Australia’s rank on the Corruption Perception Index has deteriorated, depicting a need to take better measures to leverage effective fraud control arrangements within our Public Sector. Questions arise such as “why is this the case?”, “what are we doing wrong?” and “what should we be doing better?”. This keynote presentation will evaluate Australia’s global position on fraud and corruption, and what lessons should we learn from other countries to improve our response and resilience.

Dr Adam Masters

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Transnational Research Institute on Corruption, The Australian National University

This session will look at insights and case studies into the Australian Federal Police perspective on issues around foreign bribery, including lessons learnt that can influence the strategies your organisation has in place on extern fraud and corruption prevention.

Commander Peter Crozier

Manager, Criminal Assets, Fraud & Anti-Corruption, Organised Crime & Cyber
Australian Federal Police

10:30 am - 11:00 am SPEED NETWORKING SESSION

A structured interactive session designed to help you expand your network through one-on-one focused conversations. Bring your business cards!


In this interactive session, delegates will watch and engage with a short eight-minute video that will challenge and influence their thinking around internal ethical policies. After the video, each table will be asked a series of questions to further discuss their findings and reflect on the integrity and ethics in their organisation and rethink strategies around fraud prevention.

Ken Robertson

Manager, Risk & Fraud Prevention
Department of Family and Community Services

12:10 pm - 12:15 pm Lightning Talks: The Whistle-Blower Culture

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 came into operation to break down the barriers for those in the public sector to speak up and disclose wrongdoing. While it aims to provide protection for those making disclosures, many individuals still find it difficult to be open in coming forward with their concerns on internal fraud and corruption.

In this session, two presenters will highlight their most pressing challenges in the role of a whistleblower in detecting fraud and corruption. Each presentation will be delivered in lightning fashion, a maximum of twenty minutes, before the conference breaks into three groups, each led by a presenter who will continue the discussion in an interactive roundtable discussion.

continue the discussion in an interactive roundtable discussion.

Lightning Talk One

12:15 pm - 12:50 pm   Darren Murphy - Director, Murphy Davis Management

Darren Murphy

Murphy Davis Management

Nicola Dakin

Director, Public Interest Disclosure Team, Integrity Branch
Commonwealth Ombudsman

12:50 pm - 1:10 pm Lightning Talks Roundtables: Protecting the Whistle-Blower

In this interactive session, delegates will split into three roundtables based on the lightning talk they found most appealing to explore in open-minded dialogue which will be lead by the presenter. The discussions on these roundtables will delve into how to adapt a better whistle-blower protection culture to encourage the importance of disclosing such information.

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm Inside a Fraudster’s Mind – Investigating and Understanding the External Environment Motivating Fraudulent Decisions

Rebecca Rolls - General Manager, Investigations, Serious Fraud Office, New Zealand
Fraud offender profiles are often used to predict possible fraudsters in the future, yet it goes beyond the individual characteristics of the person. Cultural barriers and changing economic environments can be seen as motivating factors for fraudsters, so it is important to know how your organisation should also response to external environmental factors outside your control to prevent internal fraud. This session will investigate the external factors that motivate fraudsters and how you can prepare your organisation to combat this in the future.

  • Shifting the focus and methodology away from fraud offender profiling to exploring the bigger landscape
  • How to monitor changing attitudes and ensure individuals are aware of conduct that was once acceptable may now be considered misconduct
  • Investigating cultural barriers around fraud and corruption and how individual experiences, changing economic environment and demographics can affect the ‘cultural norm’

Rebecca Rolls

General Manager, Investigations
Serious Fraud Office, New Zealand

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Improving Transparency to Prevent Internal Fraud through Effective Leadership Management

Despite fraud control frameworks being a necessity in organisations, why do we still constantly see the consequences of poor fraud control across all levels of the organisation? Being more open with conversations around your senior executives and middle management can encourage those essential components of enabling transparency and engagement within fraud prevention. This session investigates how to talk openly about fraud to deal intelligently and prevent possible internal fraud.

  • Developing effective strategies and improving internal communication to ensure all levels of the organisation are aware of changes and importance of fraud control arrangements
  • How to boost involvement and awareness with primary stakeholders to develop their understanding of your organisation’s ethics culture
  • Exploring why setting the right tone, mood and beliefs from the top down can align your organisation to form a united culture against fraud and corruption


4:00 pm - 4:40 pm Public Confidence in Good Governance and its Influence on Reputation Management

Elizabeth Tydd - Chief Executive Officer, Information and Privacy Commission (NSW)
Organisational reputation seems to be a factor in the way entities may structure their fraud prevention and control policies. It can also determine how vocal they are in prevention and detection and how transparent they are with the public. This session will delve into the positive influence on the confidence the public has on entities in combatting the challenges around fraud and corruption control.
  • Insights into the overview of the influence of public confidence compared to other roles and factors in promoting good governance, and it’s impact on preventing internal fraud
  • Open Government to promote transparency and accountability
  • Discussing the importance of building the dimension on good governance capability to improve public confidence in organisational frameworks and policies against fraud and corruption

Elizabeth Tydd

Chief Executive Officer
Information and Privacy Commission (NSW)

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm Champagne Roundtable

This champagne roundtable will encourage you to further identify, benchmark, and analyse the key issues and challenges around Fraud and Corruption in Australia’s Public Sector. Delegates will choose a topic that they wish to discuss and one member of the roundtable will present back to the group with their findings. Grab a glass of bubbly and discuss the issues whilst forming relationships with influential experts.

Table 1: Dealing with the Implications of Commercial Bribery and Foreign Corruption

Table 2: Mitigating the Risks of Conflicts of Interest

Table 3: The Importance of Investing in Whistle-Blower Incentives and Schemes

5:20 pm - 11:59 pm End of Day One & Networking Drinks