Australasian AWI Conference 2018
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8/30/2018 to 8/31/2018
When: 30 - 31 August 2018
Where: Mantra on Salt Beach
Gunnamatta Avenue
Kingscliff, NSW  2487
Contact: Ellen McIntyre

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AAWI Annual Conference

Workplace Investigations: Maximum impact, minimum harm. Conducting effective investigations with care.

Thursday 30 - Friday 31 August 2018
Mantra on Salt Beach | Gunnamatta Avenue | Kingscliff, NSW, 2487 | Australia

Workplace investigations can be challenging, particularly emotionally, for all participants, whether they are the complainants, respondents, witnesses, colleagues, an HR department or the investigator. This conference will explore best practice in investigations with a focus on how to achieve outcomes that minimize the negative impacts. The conference will conclude with a facilitated workshop to develop standards for Australian and New Zealand workplace investigations including the suitable supports for participants.

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Guest Speakers

Graeme Colgan

Mr. Graeme Colgan, Former Chief Judge of the Employment Court, New Zealand

About Graeme:

Graeme Colgan retired as Chief Judge of New Zealand’s Employment Court in 2017 after 28 years on the bench. He has returned to practice as a barrister specialising in employment law. Graeme is closely involved in the expanding field of independent workplace investigations to which he brings not only his experience of first instance and appellate litigation, but an acute appreciation of judicial expectations of employment investigations and reports.

Commissioner Peter Hampton, Fair Work Commission Adelaide, Australia

About Commissioner Hampton:

Peter Hampton is a Commissioner in the Fair Work Commission based in Adelaide, having been appointed in January 2010. In that capacity he is also a Member of the Annual Wage Review Bench.

Immediately prior to that appointment, Peter was Director of Policy and Strategy for SafeWork SA, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

Prior to joining SafeWork SA in 2006, he was for 12 years a Deputy President of the South Australian Industrial Relations Commission and in a dual capacity for ten of those years as a Deputy President of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.

Additional Conference presenters will include:

Jane Seymour – Former Industrial Relations Commissioner (NSW)

Neil Lawson – Department of Justice and Attorney General (Qld)

Angela Stoler – Department of Justice and Regulation (Vic)

Richard Harding – Australian Government Solicitor

Michael Robertson – Q Workplace Solutions 


All transactions are processed in USD. Lunches on both days plus a special dinner on the Thursday night are included in the registration fee.

Earlybird Fee (on or before 30 June 2018)

Members: US$630 (AUS$810)
Non-members: US$700 (AUS$900)

Base Fee (after 30 June 2018)

Members: US$700 (AUS$900)
Non-members: US$770 (AUS$1000)

Feedback from AAWI Conference 2017!

“Highly relevant conference with high quality people, and looking forward to next year.”

“Presentations were all interesting, engaging and very topical.”

“Terrific range of thought provoking topics”

“A good step forward in evolving workplace investigations as a profession”


Please follow instructions on this booking form for the Mantra on Salt Beach.

Please queries to Ellen McIntyre at or 0414 017 358

Cancellation Policy

To receive a 100% refund less a $25USD processing fee, all cancellations must be received online by 10 August 2018. After 10 August, there will be no refund offered.

>> Submit a cancellation request.

AAWI reserves the right to alter or cancel without prior notice any of the arrangements relating directly or indirectly to the conference. AAWI will not accept liability for any losses and/or damage attendees may suffer on account of alteration or cancellation.

Please note: Your completion of registration indicates your permission to be photographed and recorded.


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