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 Recorded Webinar: Mandatory Reporting and Investigation in NFPs and Charities: The Process from Go to Woe

Date: Thursday 25th November 2021
Duration: Approximately 1 Hour

Reportable conduct legislation has imposed a regime of organisational and individual liability for preventing, responding to and reporting child abuse allegations. This session provides and in-depth guide to the processes under the scheme, and how organisations dealing with children need to position themselves to meet the strict requirements of running an investigation. Topics covered will include:

  • Who does mandatory reporting apply to?
  • Training staff to spot abuse and manage claims
  • Policy and procedure development
  • What to do if your organisation receives an allegation of abuse?
  • When to call in the police and other authorities?
  • Investigation processes including:
  • investigation responsibilities
  • scope and terms of reference
  • investigator appointment
  • interview protocols
  • interviewing children
  • procedural fairness and natural justice
  • findings and recommendations
  • Reporting and communications
  • Managing stakeholders and reputational fallout.
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Luke Geary, Partner, Mills Oakley, Brisbane

Luke is a Partner in the Mills Oakley Not-for-Profit & Social Enterprise team in Brisbane and has extensive experience acting for a range of providers operating throughout the social welfare, aged care and disability support services sector.

Luke and his team advise some of Australia’s largest and most diverse NFPs on a daily basis as they seek to undertake service provision to some of the most vulnerable persons of our communities. In his work, Luke helps those organisations in their dealings with the ACNC, ATO, State and Commonwealth government agencies, as well as other contracting parties. Luke has specific expertise in supporting those clients as they develop, operate and sometimes get into difficulty with their various social services programs, to ensure the best possible outcomes for the mission of the organisation and its beneficiaries. Luke regularly is called in to resolve toxic governance issues within the NFP sector, for private entities, public companies and government agencies / regulators.

Luke has extensive experience over the past two decades advising on Mandatory Reporting and Investigations and is currently engaged by a number of providers to assist specifically with the challenges imposed by reportable conduct legislation.


This webinar is suitable for executives working for not for profits and charities – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: lisa@tved.net.au

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