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Welcome to AAWI
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Welcome to the website of the Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators (AAWI).

This is the first association to represent and bring together workplace investigators in Australasia. Please see the links below to read the AAWI launch reports.

If you are:

  • A workplace investigator,
  • A lawyer in employment law,
  • An HR manager/risk or line manager who deals with investigations,
  • An in house legal counsel dealing with investigations or external investigators,
  • A psychologist, or
  • Have a professional interest in impartial workplace investigations...

>> Then please join us

Introduction to AAWI

The Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators (AAWI) is a professional membership association for lawyers, human resource professionals, private investigators, psychologists, risk and compliance managers, in house legal counsel and many others who conduct, manage or have a professional interest in impartial workplace investigations.

AAWI is a chapter of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) which is based in the United States.

Our Mission

To promote and enhance the quality of impartial workplace investigations and provide mutual support for those who work in this field.

AAWI Listserv

The AAWI Listserv is available for AAWI members for communications specific to the Australasian chapter of AWI.


Local Circle Meetings

Local Circles are a way for members to come together and share experiences. AAWI has established Local Circles in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth in Australia and as well as Wellington and Auckland in New Zealand. Members are encouraged to attend Local Circle Meetings in difference States. Visit the Online Calendar for all upcoming events and Local Circle Meetings. Please email for further information about AAWI Local Circles.

AAWI Webinars

Misconduct in the time of COVID: The psychological impacts of remote working, and the implications for workplace investigations

  • Angela Stoler is the Principal Workplace Relations Consultant at the Department of Justice and Community Safety, in Melbourne, Australia
  • Megan Fulford is a Clinical Psychologist in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Rose Bryant-Smith is a Director of Worklogic, Melbourne Australia

>> View Recording

Learning from #metoo - Legal issues and lessons for investigators who undertake inquiries into allegations of sexual harassment

Friday 15 May 2020
1 pm AEST

Adriana Orifici, Lecturer, Department of Business Law and Taxation at Monash Business School

>> View Recording | >> View Flyer

Panel: Workplace Investigations During a Pandemic

Thursday 30 April 2020
1 pm AEST

Gregory Lamey, CEO Forensix Group, Queensland Australia
Elizabeth Rita, Director, Investigations Law Group, Colorado USA
Johanna Drayton, Partner, Dyhrberg Drayton Employment Law, Wellington New Zealand

>> View Recording | >> View Flyer

Australasian Advisory Committee

Sarah Rey (Chair, Melbourne, AU)
Joanna Betteridge (Melbourne, AU)
Rose Bryant-Smith (Melbourne, AU)
Graeme Colgan (Auckland, NZ)
Paula Hoctor (Brisbane, AU)
Peta Nowacki (Melbourne, AU)
Andrena Patterson (Wellington, NZ)
Andrew Scott-Howman (Wellington, NZ)
Angela Stoler (Melbourne, AU
Rebecca Taseff (Perth, WA)

We welcome your involvement and invite you to spread the word about AAWI. The first step is to join.

As a member you can participate in local circle meetings in your area, training programmes, and AAWI conferences. You can access the peer-reviewed AWI Journal, dozens of webinars on various aspects of workplace investigations, email Listservs, Guiding Principles for Conducting Workplace Investigations, and many other resources. Most importantly, you will become part of a strong and supportive community of colleagues dedicated to promoting and enhancing the quality of impartial workplace investigations.

AAWI does not conduct or manage workplace investigations, provide expert testimony about workplace investigations, or provide other such professional services. If you are in need of such professional services you may wish to contact one of our members directly. As anyone with a professional interest in workplace investigations is welcome to join AAWI, membership does not determine professional competence.

If you are interested in more information about AAWI, please explore our website, email us at, or call us at +61 0414 017 358.

Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators

Level 8, 350 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
Phone +61 0414 017 358 • Email:

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