8th Annual National Public Sector Fraud & Corruption Congress Agenda

Conference Day One – Wednesday 25 July 2018

8.30 Registration
9.00 Opening remarks from the chair

International keynote address: Combating fraud through effective data analytics

  • Triage and trend analysis
  • Developing investigative opportunities and networks
  • Targeted crime prevention interventions
  • Data sharing and working with partners
  • Managing fraud through public private partnerships

Alix Newbold, Deputy National Police Coordinator for Economic Crime, City of London Police


Case study: Creating a culture of integrity

  • Identifying the integrity needs across diverse job functions
  • Getting buy-in from the chain of command
  • Raising awareness of employee integrity obligations
  • Empowering employees to take action if fraud is suspected
  • Growing capability in prevention and disruption

Lionel Riley, Assistant Secretary, Assurance Branch, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

10.40 Morning Coffee

Case study: Taking steps to strengthening integrity in your organisation

  • Developing an integrity framework and strategy
  • Setting up effective systems and controls
  • Running prevention initiatives to manage integrity risks
  • Encouraging and supporting employees to speak up
  • Conducting integrity investigations

Kris Waring, Chief Risk and Audit Officer, Department of Justice and Regulation VIC


Implementing prevention measures and strategies to minimise the occurrence of fraud and corruption

  • Establishing a values based culture
  • Establishing an enterprise risk system
  • Establishing a culture of innovation and continuous improvement
  • Setting up systems to prevent fraud and corruption prevention

John Warburton, Deputy General Manager Community and Engagement, Inner West Council

12.40 Lunch

Case study: Managing your organisation’s fraud and integrity risks in today’s environment

  • Exploring the shades of grey
  • A corruption case study
  • Incorporating anti- fraud and corruption into your risk management framework
  • How to support staff do the right thing

 Cecilia Tse, Head of Risk, Auckland Council


Case study: Improving enterprise fraud defences to address emerging threat in payments fraud

  • From days to seconds: protecting customers and reputation from real-time payments fraud
  • Adopting a cross-channel & cross-enterprise approach to managing real-time payments fraud
  • Investing in people & expertise: the “secret weapon” in enterprise fraud management

Dima Katchalov, Technology Area Lead, Financial Crime & Retail Decisioning, ANZ

15.10 Afternoon tea

Managing contractors to mitigage the internal threats of fraud

  • Effectively managing contractors and outsourcing services
  • Managing employees that can access system and information
  • Defining a fair degree of trust to contractors and co-workers
  • Identifying and mitigating internal threats and fraud risks

Andrew Lawrence, A/g Director, Protective Security and Fraud Control, Attorney-General’s Department


Impact of fraud on government procurement

  • Uncovering self-interest and the link between personal relationships and corruption
  • Creating an auditable declaration process

 Hon. John Roderick McKechnie, Commissioner, Corruption and Crime Commission

17.10 Closing remarks from the Chair and end of conference day one

Conference Day Two – Thursday 26 July 2018

9.00 Opening remarks from the chair

Keynote Address: Utilising public-private partnerships to proactively address emerging crime problems

  • Developing and exploiting real time intelligence on the most recent criminal trends
  • Implementing successful partnership strategies to help achieve your organisation’s mission
  • Explaining the role of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Australia

Michael Kelly, Assistant Legal Attaché, Federal Bureau of Investigation

United States Embassy – Canberra


Using proactive detection procedures to identify misconduct behaviours

  • Monitoring and updating your detection strategies
  • Using auditing system as a tool to uncover fraud and misconduct
  • Implementing forensic-based data analysis
  • Developing incidents response plans and early intervention strategies

Kerrie McNicol, Manager, Corporate Integrity, Department of Health and Human Services VIC

10.40 Morning tea

Case study: Purpose-built data analytics – the smarter way to detect fraud, waste and/or abuse

  • Using contemporary data analytics and mining activity to identify anomalous behaviour
  • Exploring our transition from a reactive model to being proactive, data led and prevention first
  • End to end treatment of issues where there are indications of fraud, waste and/or abuse from referral to remedial outcome
  • Identifying root case issues, escalating those to our customers and acting as a risk advisory function
  • Using data to determine where we should direct our resources for maximum return on investment

Dean Blakemore, Area Manager, Accident Compensation Corporation New Zealand


The power of social media in fraud and corruption control

  • Dealing with information leak on social media
  • The use of social media in conducting and furthering investigations
  • Generating electronic evidence from social media
  • Discussing opportunities and challenges associated with social media
  Craig Bevan-Davies, Corruption Control Consultant, Department for Health and Ageing SA 
12.40 Lunch

Building an investigative framework and effectively using digital forensic technology in investigations

  • Establishing an investigative framework for a global enterprise
  • In-house case management, triage and reporter management – a structured efficient approach
  • Integration of investigations, transaction monitoring and the use of digital resources
  • Embedding digital forensic technology in the investigative approach

Grant Wilson, Head of Group Investigations, Ethics and Integrity, Rio Tinto


Panel discussion: Improving protections for whistleblowers to reduce the risks of blowing the whistle

  • Exploring potential negative impacts on whistleblowers
  • Discussing gaps in the law for whistleblower protections
  • Providing better support and case management for whistleblowers
  • Protecting the welfare of those who disclose unethical conduct during investigation
  • Exploring alternatives e.g. anonymous fraud reporting hotlines operated by external organisations

Grant Wilson, Head of Group Investigations, Ethics and Integrity, Rio Tinto

Rob Pedder, Manager Legal Support, Internal Ombudsman, City of Casey

Darren Murphy, Director and co-founder, Core Integrity


Afternoon tea


Case study: Review into the ATO’s fraud control management

  • Considering internal and external tax fraud risks including Operation Elbrus involving $165 million
  • Examining ATO’s fraud prevention and detection policies, practices and how the ATO seeks to enforce them 
  • Discussing opportunities for improvement

Ali Noroozi, Inspector- General of Taxation


Strengthening fraud and corruption responses through partnerships

  • Observations of the contemporary environment
  • The importance of prevention
  • Collaboration in response

Peter Crozier, Manager Criminal Assets, Fraud & Anti-Corruption, Australian Federal Police


Closing remarks from the chair and end of conference



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