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Wellington Building Knowledge Event: Clean as a whistle - Lessons for New Zealand

4 December 2019

Whistleblowing processes are vital to integrity and good governance and many organisations are becoming more aware of both the benefits and responsibilities that go with effective whistleblowing processes.
Join us for the launch of a report detailing New Zealand results from the Whistling While They Work 2 project, which is one of the largest pieces of research on whistleblowing ever undertaken.  

The report, titled Lessons for New Zealand will identify current issues and also offer tips for best practice on developing positive workplace interventions.– including establishing new forms of oversight.   The report will outline  five steps to better whistleblowing policy including recognition, supporting and protecting and roles and responsibilities.

The research project was a three-year study that not only covers both New Zealand and Australia for the first time, but is also  first of its kind to compare public, private and not-for-profit sectors.   
Professor Michael Macaulay (School of Government VUW) was the NZ lead for the research, which was overseen by Professor A J Brown at Griffith University in Australia.  As Professor Macaulay has commented, the publication of this work could not be timelier, especially as the legislative reforms around the Protected Disclosure Act have been slightly delayed. This report can add valuable insights into the discussion on ‘Speak Up’ standards and public consultation on the Act. 

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7.45am Registrations  
8.00am Event Commences 
9.00am Event Close
Michael Macaulay
Professor of Public Administration - Victoria Business School

Michael Macaulay is Professor of Public Administration at the School of Government. 

Michael’s research interests are ethics, integrity and anti-corruption within a public management and policy context. He has published over 100 academic papers and sits on the editorial boards of several journals. In 2019 Michael is course coordinator for GOVT 514 Leading Change in Public and Community Organisations and GOVT 534 Public Integrity.

Away from academia, Michael spent seven years as a judge in the UK and has worked with numerous government agencies and NGOs in New Zealand and internationally. Within New Zealand, he has co-authored evaluations on NZ Police and the State Services Commission. He has advised SSC, SFO, MoJ, and numerous other agencies on anti-corruption, workplace misconduct and whistleblowing
Chartered Accountants House
Level 7
50 Customhouse Quay


Topic: Ethics & Integrity, Member Regional Events

Sub-Topic: Building Knowledge, Ethics, Member Event

Format: Seminar

Proficiency Level: Foundation

CPD: 1 hours