14th National Investigations Symposium

The 14th National Investigations Symposium (“14 NIS”) will be held in Sydney in May 2025.

The program will comprise a two-day symposium of plenary and break-out sessions, and a preceding day of interactive workshops that are open to delegates and non-delegates to register. Early bird registration for the symposium and workshops opens in November 2024.

About the 14 NIS

Enhancing the skills and knowledge of delegates to develop better approaches to complaint handling and investigative practice is the aim of the 14 NIS. The professional networking opportunities afforded to delegates is another valuable element of this renowned event.

Who should attend:

  • investigators (generalists and specialists)
  • complaint-handlers
  • internal auditors
  • regulation and compliance specialists
  • investigators and counsellors who work with vulnerable adults and children
  • governance managers
  • legal practitioners
  • public sector executives and managers
  • corruption prevention specialists
  • local government executives
  • human resources and behaviour specialists
  • senior police officers
  • academics and university executive members.

Call for speakers

The call for speakers is now open. The 14 NIS Organising Committee invites Australian and international leaders and practitioners in relevant disciplines to submit their application to present at the symposium.

Applications are sought on the following topics and fields:

  • artificial intelligence and automated decision-making (ADM)
  • challenging investigations, case studies and lessons learnt
  • complaint management: contemporary best practice including trauma-informed approaches
  • conducting effective investigations
  • consumer complaints and investigations
  • corruption prevention and organisational change
  • cryptocurrency: offences, investigations, challenges and money laundering
  • forensic accounting and technology
  • international perspectives
  • investigating environmental issues
  • investigating staff misconduct
  • investigations involving abuse and neglect
  • psychological welfare of all parties to investigations
  • public interest disclosures (whistleblowing).

Applications close on Wednesday 28 August 2024.

Be sure to consult the Call for speakers guidelines for more information on how to develop and submit your application. You are welcome to submit more than one application to present.

Click here to complete and submit your application.

Selected speakers will receive complimentary registration to the two-day symposium and social events.

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The 14 NIS is a joint initiative of the NSW ICAC, the NSW Ombudsman and the Institute of Public Administration Australia NSW Division