Register now for the 11th National Investigations Symposium

Registrations are now open for the 11th National Investigations Symposium (NIS) to be held 9-11 November 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney.

A joint initiative by the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption, NSW Ombudsman and the Institute of Public Administration Australia NSW, the symposium presents an opportunity for public sector investigators and complaint handlers to increase their investigative knowledge, skills and techniques, and gain insight while networking with fellow practitioners.

The two-day symposium program on 9 and 10 November 2016 will feature thought-provoking Australian and international speakers in four concurrent streams including two plenary sessions. On day one, hear keynote speaker Travis Tygart from the United States Anti-Doping Agency speak about his investigation into the seven-time Tour de France winner, Lance Amstrong. On day two, Dame Beverley Wakem, former New Zealand Chief Ombudsman, will highlight investigative techniques in difficult situations such as "closed environments" and there will be a concluding plenary panel discussion facilitated by Chris Masters, multi-Walkley Award winning journalist and author.


Registration fees

Early bird registration- $1,199 (book before 1 August)
Standard registration - $1,450 (book after 1 August)
Day rate registration - $799 (excludes a ticket to the dinner)

Full registration includes:
•    attendance of the two-day, 9 and 10 November 2016, Symposium program
•    morning and afternoon tea, and lunch for the two day attendance
•    attendance at the cocktails and symposium dinner on Wednesday 9 November
•    attendance at the closing drinks on Thursday 10 November.

Symposium workshops

Individuals can also separately register for the following Symposium workshops held on Friday 11 November 2016:
•    administrative law – full day
•    fact finder – full day
•    interviewing techniques – full day
•    report writing – half day
•    motivational interviewing – half day.

Full day registration is $500 and a half day is $350. Register here.

If you need to discuss the arrangements, please contact IPAA on 02 8332 8418 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Papers for the 10th National Investigations Symposium, held in November 2014, are available here.