Driving Cultural Change – Practical guidance on Modern Slavery compliance

Spotlight on modern slavery compliance

Join us on 10 September 2020 at 12.30pm for a conversation on the legislative obligations imposed by the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act (MSA) which came into effect on 1 January 2019. With compliance for the first statement reporting periods fast approaching, this conversation will provide best practices on how your organisation should address its obligations under the new regime. Fiona and Marion from Fioro Legal and Charles from Whispli will discuss the following: 

  • Modern Slavery today – Definition and the facts. Did you know there are still approximately 40 million victims of modern slavery worldwide, including in Australia?
  • Obligations for organisations under the MSA and purpose of the MSA
  • Practical steps that organisations can take to comply with the MSA
  • Direct benefits for organisations beyond ticking the compliance box, including enhancing corporate culture and brand reputation, and gaining a competitive advantage.

The Speakers

Fiona Dernikovic is a senior lawyer with over 13 years’ experience practising in the areas of regulatory law, major litigation and risk & compliance.

Prior to becoming Managing Director & Principal Solicitor of Fioro Legal, Fiona was a Solicitor and Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills for 11 years, advising corporates on commercial disputes, regulatory investigations, and regulatory compliance matters. Fiona was part of the team that advised Tabcorp in the first AML proceedings launched by AUSTRAC in 2016, has worked on various AFSL compliance matters and consulted to Westpac on its response to the 2018 Banking Royal Commission. She has also assisted numerous organisations to update their whistleblowing policies and programs and is currently advising many organisations on the rollout of modern slavery programs, with deadlines for the first round of Modern Slavery Statements fast approaching.

Marion Wright is a solicitor with experience in regulatory investigations, compliance and litigation.

She assists on matters such as compliance gap analyses and the development of policies and processes within whistle-blower and modern slavery compliance programs.

Charles BouloCharles has over 10+years’ of experience in the technology and SaaS sector. Witnessing the rapid change in technologies around us, he has advised many clients on how to best leverage & implement SaaS technology to improve existing processes and challenge the status quo. He recently joined Whispli and has been working closely with clients to successfully leverage Whispli to foster a speak-up culture and effectively identify risks related to misconduct.

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