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Whistleblowing (on-demand)

In this online, on-demand course, facilitator and mediator Shirli Kirschner gives a concise overview of whistleblowing legislation and practical tips for implementing a whistleblowing system. The course includes a facilitated discussion with experienced lawyers Jacqui Seeman and Neil Napper.

About this course

This online on-demand course provides a nutshell guide to the whistleblowing legislation and practical tips for implementation of a whistleblowing system. It is presented by Shirli Kirschner, a facilitator and dispute system designer and co-founder of Elker, an encrypted reporting platform.

Following this concise presentation, Shirli chairs a panel discussion in which questions relating to whistleblowing legislation and implementation are answered by a panel of legal industry leaders.

Course structure

This course consists of an edited 50-minute video recording of a live webinar, together with activities and reference resources.

1 CPD point

Learning outcomes

This course will assist participants to:

  • Understand the whistleblowing legislation and its implications
  • Identify strategies for advising clients with regard to whistleblowing systems and requirements.


A discount of 10% is available to UTS Alumni or UTS Staff enrolling in this short course. If you are eligible for this discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS Student or Staff ID number in your UTS Open Profile (under ‘a bit about you’).

When signing up for the session, use the relevant voucher code to apply the discount to your cart:

  • UTS Student / Alumni: Lawalumni
  • UTS Staff: Lstaff

Please note that discounts cannot be combined. A limit of one discount applies per person per course session.

Enrolment conditions

COVID-19 response 

Who is this course for?

This program is particularly useful for:

  • General practitioners
  • Corporate law specialists
  • In-house counsel and general counsel teams
  • Legal officers
  • Mediators
  • HR managers
  • People and culture specialists.


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1 hr

Meet the Expert

Shirli Kirschner

Shirli Kirschner
CEO, Resolve Advisors

Shirli Kirschner is CEO of Resolve Advisors, a frontrunner of innovative and practical dispute resolution for the public and private sectors in Australia and internationally including Asia and the USA. Her professional expertise includes facilitation (including mediation) and dispute system design.

She has been involved in issues including water, energy regulation, telecommunications, land rights, financial regulation, music rights and distribution and risk management. She has resolved disputes on behalf of Government, business and individuals in a wide variety of contexts including employment, banking and finance, taxation, consumer protection, defence, law, mining and resources, telecommunications, media and the arts.

Prior to founding Resolve Advisors, she worked as a lawyer at Gilbert + Tobin before which she spent 4 years as a Senior Associate with Allens.

Shirli’s ongoing consultancy roles include Dispute Resolution Advisor for the Wholesales Energy Market reporting to the Australian Energy Regulator. She is also the Resolution Facilitator for APRA-AMCOS, and an advisor for dispute process for Screenrights Australia. She received the LEADR award for ‘Creative Adaptation of Dispute Resolution to meet specific needs’ in 2014.

Shirli was appointed to the National Advisory Council on Dispute Resolution Reporting to the Attorney General in 2014. She was admitted as a part-time Registrar at the Federal Circuit Court in 2013 and is Treasurer for the Australian Dispute Resolution Advisory Council (ADRAC) for which she was a founding member. Shirli has previously served on the Law Society’s ADR Committee.

A core focus of Shirli’s work is capacity building, which is integral to the operation of dispute systems. This involves empowering individuals and organisations to develop skills in setting strategy and effective implementation through negotiation. Shirli’s personal goal is to do meaningful work with individuals and organisations who understand that good process, seamlessly executed and invisible, is the key to delivering superior outcomes for all parties.

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Jacquie Seeman

Jacquie Seeman
Partner, Thomson Geer

Jacquie Seemann has practised employment law, discrimination law and education law since 1990. Her sports law practice has grown naturally from these other areas since 2006. She has guided clients through four major reforms to the federal industrial relations system.

An experienced litigator in employment and industrial relations, Jacquie has specialist expertise in discrimination, unfair dismissal, breach of contract claims, industrial disputes, and prosecutions for breach of awards, industrial laws and safety laws. She is a tough negotiator, and looks for commercial and non-litigious solutions where possible.

Jacquie works in both the public and private sectors, and her expertise spans a wide range of industries including education, sport, health and aged care, community services, financial services, IT, retail, manufacturing, transport and agribusiness.

Jacquie’s education sector clients cover the education lifecycle, including preschools, schools, universities and other post-secondary education providers. She advises these clients not only on employment-related issues but also on the broadest range of education law issues. Jacquie is NSW Chapter Vice President for the Australia & New Zealand Education Law Association.

Jacquie’s sports law clients include sports clubs and their owners, representative sports associations, employer associations, and disability services organisations. She is Honorary Solicitor for a community-based State sports association covering 15 sports.

Jacquie has been acknowledged by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2018 & 2019) for her work in Labour and Employment law; by Doyle’s Guide (2018 – 2020) as a recommended Employment lawyer; and by her peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia in Labour and Employment Law (2014 – 2020), Employee Benefits Law (2019 & 2020) and Occupational Health & Safety Law (2020).

Jacquie co-authored the employment law chapter in Higher Education and the Law (Federation Press, 2015); and the chapter on issues and challenges facing schools in relation to religion in The Palgrave Handbook of Education Law for Schools (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

A sought-after speaker at conferences, Jacquie is also a guest lecturer in employment law at the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney.

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Neil Napper

Neil Napper
Partner, Lander & Rogers

Specialising in Workplace Relations & Safety for 30+ years, Neil's focus is on helping organisations achieve their goals against a backdrop of ever-changing and increasingly complex workplace laws. His experience spans government, building/construction, engineering, transport, manufacturing, health, financial services, retail, IT and communications industries. He is recognised in the 2016-2020 editions of Best Lawyers in Australia for his expertise in Labour and Employment Law and is also recommended as one of the leading lawyers in NSW by Doyle's Guide editions 2015, 2016 and 2017 for Employment & Industrial Relations.

Neil's expertise includes strategic industrial relations advice; creating workplace strategies for business; resolving industrial disputes; advocacy before industrial tribunals; drafting awards, enterprise agreements and executive contracts; employment litigation/enforcing restraints of trade; unfair dismissal, contract claims; health and safety prosecutions; anti-discrimination and workplace privacy. He was admitted to practice in 1986, joining Lander & Rogers in 2009.

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Self paced
Expert: Shirli Kirschner, Jacquie Seeman, Neil Napper
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  • Online
  • 1 session, 1 hour total
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