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 Recorded Webinar: Disclosures and Allegations of Abuse: Best Practice Guidance

Date: Friday 31st March 2023
Duration: Approximately 1 Hour

This practical session provides an in-depth guide to navigating the processes involved with reportable conduct legislation and provides best practice guidance on how organisations can meet the strict requirements involved when faced with an allegation. It covers:

  • Scope of mandatory reporting obligations in the NFP and charities sector
  • Reporting to police and other authorities
  • Reporting obligations and interplay with criminal law
  • Investigation processes: timeframes and priorities
  • Interview protocols and best practice
  • Navigating finding and implementing recommendations following an investigation
  • Communication with affected parties, staff and other stakeholders
Recorded Webinars,Charities and NFPs,Recorded Webinar: Disclosures and Allegations of Abuse: Best Practice Guidance

Luke Geary, Partner – NFPs, Human Rights & Social Impact, Mills Oakley, Brisbane, Qld

Luke is a Partner in the Mills Oakley NFPs, Human Rights & Social Impact team in Brisbane and has extensive experience in the Not-For-Profit sector. Luke was a Partner at Mills Oakley in Sydney until late 2009, when he left the firm to found Salvos Legal and Salvos Legal Humanitarian. At Salvos Legal Luke headed up the Corporate & Commercial litigation practice, together with being the firm’s Managing Partner. Luke returned to Mills Oakley as a Partner in November 2017.

Luke has a particular expertise assisting institutions in responding to claims of child sexual abuse under a restorative justice framework and in accordance with best practice principles identified by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. In this regard, Luke appeared as a legal advisor in a number of public hearings before the Royal Commission, he participated in many of the Royal Commission’s roundtables (both public and private) for the development of policy positions and has appeared before the Australian Senate Committee and worked with the Commonwealth Redress Taskforce in its design of the National Redress Bill (which is anticipated to provide assistance in justice outcomes for approximately 60,000 Australians). Luke is regularly briefed by major institutions in the most sensitive and significant common law abuse claims and assists in their delicate resolution in a trauma-informed way. Additionally, Luke acts for survivors of abuse in claims against State government institutions, assisting them to obtain either common law or redress justice outcomes compassionately and giving them assistance in finding healing in their lives.


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.


This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

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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 Price:  $269.50 (Inclusive of GST)
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