10th National Public Sector Fraud & Corruption Congress 2020 – agenda

 

Sydney 18-19 November 2020

Virtual registration is available for this congress

 

 

Conference day one – Wednesday 18 November

 

08.20 Registration
08.50 Opening remarks from the chair
09.00

Opening Address:

A Strategic approach in managing and combating corruption risks in an evolving public sector environment

 

The Hon Peter Hall QC, Chief Commissioner, Independent Commission Against Corruption

09.30

International Keynote Address:

Optimising your data analysis technique to combat fraud and corruption

 
  • The importance of starting with your data and identifying the optimal datasets based on what you already know
  • Implementing basic systems of data analysis to deter and detect fraudulent activity based on identified fraud risks and mechanisms
  • Using the analytical cycle to infer meaningful information about fraud and corruption risks.  
  • Contextual recognition; applications of data through understanding what your findings actually mean
 

David Dixon, Analytical Intelligence Lead, National Health Service Counter Fraud Authority UK

10.10

Morning tea

10.40

Engaging employees in fraud and corruption programs

 
  • Collecting useful data from your workforce to track engagement in fraud programs
  • Ensuring fraud programs are practical and accessible to all employees
  • Accounting for different styles of learning in your fraud program
  • Improving your strategic approach to fraud and corruption using employee feedback
 

Barbara Phillips, Deputy Director General Corporate Services, Department of Health Queensland

11.20

Application of international standards for the prevention of fraud and corruption

 
  • Developing a proactive approach to mitigating fraud and corruption risks
  • Benchmarking against relevant international standards
  • Identifying areas for improvement

Jason Brown, National Security Director, Thales Australia and New Zealand

12.00

Working with state regulators to energise fraud and corruption strategies

 
  • Understanding your fraud and corruption state regulator’s capacity for consultation and training
  • Utilising your regulator’s public resources to inform your fraud and corruption policy
  • Integrating the strengths and weaknesses of state fraud and corruption controls into internal policy
 

Freddy Beck, Chief Audit Executive, Ipswich City Council

Alan MacSporran QC, Chair, Crime and Corruption Commission

12.40 Lunch
13.40

Getting stakeholders to buy-in before fraud and corruption buys you out

 
  • Building momentum for initiatives though relevant examples of when ‘worst case’ is realised
  • Using policy, procedure and plans to establish a case for change
  • Working towards a ‘no surprises’ outcome
  • How fraud and corruption utopia benefits organisations and individuals
 

Gavin Dyche, Risk and Safety Manager, Yarra Council

14.25

Managing complex whistleblower reports of fraud and corruption

 
  • Understanding the common challenges when reports are made in the context of bullying or conflict
  • Triaging reports to ensure a coordinated and holistic response
  • Assessing the risk of detriment – the red flags to look for
  • Preventing poor whistleblower outcomes with proactive management and support
 

Jane Olsen, Senior Research and Policy Officer, New South Wales Ombudsman; PhD Candidate and Research Fellow, Griffith University 

15.10

Afternoon Tea

 15.40

Designing an effective whistleblower program to detect incidents of malpractice

 
  • Identifying the motivation for fraud and corruption Public Interest Disclosures
  • Establishing a safe reporting environment and culture for whistleblowers
  • Implementing protections for whistleblowers to minimise the risk of anonymity breaches
  • Utilising new technology to increase engagement with internal reporting mechanisms
  • Capitalising on successful counter-fraud cases to encourage a culture of safety for future whistleblowers
 

David Morgan, National Head, PKF Integrity Services

16.25

 

Exploring the value of ethics advice in preventing fraud and corruption

 
  • Providing data on ethics advice and understanding its value in fraud and corruption risk assessment
  • The value add of ethics advisory services in program and policy/procedure development
  • Navigating the complexity of the integrity framework
 

Jim Meyers, Director Ethics, Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation QLD

 17.10 End of conference day one
   
 

Conference day two – Thursday 19 November 2020

9.00 Opening remarks from the chair
09.10

International keynote address:

Optimising interagency collaboration in fraud and corruption investigations

 
  • Identifying the ideal organisations to approach to develop a new interagency taskforce
  • Harmonising the interests of stakeholder agencies
  • Overcoming cultural resistance to interagency collaboration
  • Implementing an efficient internal structure and chain of command
  • Developing professional relationships with key contacts in other agencies
 

David Kleinberg, Directorate Head, Counter Fraud & Investigations Directorate (Live via Skype)

09.55

Case study: Building a comprehensive fraud control framework at Services Australia

 
  • Implementing policies and procedures to prevent fraud involving customers, service providers, employees and contractors
  • Detecting internal and external fraud and conducting fraud risk assessments
  • Reporting suspected fraud and misconduct
 

Alex Dolan, National Manager Fraud Control and Assurance, Services Australia

10.40 Morning Tea
11.10

Identifying emerging threats in fraud and corruption

 
  • Updating your fraud and corruption strategy to account for new risks in 2020 and beyond
  • Evaluating measurable changes in fraud and corruption data
  • Determining the high priority risks to monitor
  • Identifying reliable channels for regular updates in fraud and corruption risks
 

David Wolf, Deputy Commissioner, Independent Broad-based Anticorruption Commission

 11.55

Case study: Minimising weaknesses in your fraud control program using vulnerability testing

 
  • Identifying weaknesses in your organisation through active controls testing
  • Conducting targeting assessments of specific control mechanisms
  • Analysing data retrieved from pressure testing on fraud controls
  • Improving your fraud risk management informed by successful stress testing
 

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

12.40 Lunch
13.40

Identifying emerging threats in fraud and corruption

 
  • Updating your fraud and corruption strategy to account for new risks in 2020 and beyond
  • Evaluating measurable changes in fraud and corruption data
  • Determining the high priority risks to monitor
  • Identifying reliable channels for regular updates in fraud and corruption risks
 

David Wolf, Deputy Commissioner, Independent Broad-based Anticorruption Commission

14.20

Using data for efficient and effective corruption control  

 
  • Demystifying terms like ‘data lakes’, ‘data warehouse’, ‘Big Data’ to show the practical use of data for corruption prevention
  • Demonstration of how open data can be used to profile current and emerging corruption risks within your organisation
  • Real-life data analysis case studies covering corruption risks in procurement, conflicts of interest and improper political influence
  • Demonstration of how data visualisations help you focus your corruption risk priorities and resources
 

Conor McGarrity, Director, Risk Insights

15.00

Embedding fraud & corruption prevention in Enterprise Risk Management framework of an organisation

 

 
  • Going beyond just minimising Fraud & Corruption but proactively managing the risk of Fraud & Corruption
  • How risk averse if the organisation to Fraud & Corruption risks? 
  • Understanding the risk appetite of the perpetrators and designing a control environment accordingly (Make it too costly for the perpetrators to ensure safety).
  • Understanding Quantitative vs Qualitative approach. 

 

 

David Kang, Enterprise Risk Manager, Transport for NSW

15.40

Afternoon Tea and end of conference