Law & Business Seminar: Whistleblower Protections in ASX 200 Codes of Conduct

19 October 2017


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Speaker: Dr Olivia Dixon, The University of Sydney Law School

Whistleblowing is considered to be an integral component of corporate governance through exposing and remedying corruption, fraud and other types of wrongdoing in both the public and private sector.

While whistleblowers face a very real threat of retaliation, the current regime which purports to prohibit retaliation against private-sector whistleblowers is fragmented, complex and suffers from significant gaps. In the absence of progress towards comprehensive private-sector whistleblower protection, private commitments contained in corporate codes of conduct may provide an interim regulatory solution by setting a 'best practices' benchmark and diffusing norms that influence organisational behaviour and culture.

This seminar will examine the whistleblower policies of the ASX 200, comparing the private commitments contained therein to those currently available under statute.

About the Speaker

Olivia Dixonjoined Sydney Law School in 2013 as Lecturer in the Regulation of Investment and Financial Markets. Olivia teaches and researches in corporate law, with a particular interest in corporate crime. Prior to entering academia, Olivia practiced as a corporate finance attorney in Sydney and New York. Before becoming an attorney in 2003, Olivia worked as an analyst for a corporate finance company and at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Olivia has an LLM and JSD from New York University, where her doctoral dissertation was an empirical study examining the role of mutual funds as corporate governance monitors.

Commentator: Dennis Gentilin, Founding Director, Human Systems Advisory, Author of The Origins of Ethical Failure

Chair: Professor Jennifer Hill, The University of Sydney Law School

Registration (GST inclusive)
Full Fee: $77
Sydney Law School Alumni: $66
Sydney Law School Full Time Student: $44
Group 3+: $55

CPD Points: 1

*Please note the registration time and the venue has changed.*


Time: 5.30-6.45pm (registration and light refreshments from 5.15pm)

Location: ASIC, level 5, 100 Market Street, Sydney

Cost: See above

Contact: Professional Learning & Community Engagement

Phone: 02 9351 0429

Email: 1620277e0c24365a43113416000e04081c7a510f0f7f3422