Comcover Insurance and Risk Management Conferences

'Striving for Excellence'
The National Museum of Australia
3 March 2011

The conference included presentations, workshops and information sessions aimed at providing specific audiences with an opportunity to hear from various speakers on a range of programs, achievements and initiatives that strive for excellence in risk and insurance.

Comcover Awards for Excellence Presentation Executive Breakfast

This presentation breakfast was aimed at agency executives and provided the opportunity to celebrate with the award-winning agencies as they received their commendations from the Special Minister of State, the Hon Gary Gray AO MP.

Comcover Insurance and Risk Management Conference

Featuring two keynote speeches and three concurrent case study sessions from Comcover Awards for Excellence 2010 winners, this conference was designed for insurance and risk management managers.

Keynote Speeches

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) | Winner | Enterprise-wide Risk Management Category

By taking the opportunity to critically review its enterprise-wide risk management framework the ABC has progressed its risk management framework to the next level of maturity.

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) | Winner | Risk Initiative Category

The Bio-Security Service's Group (BSG) within DAFF has provided an excellent example of initiative development and implementation with this Sea-cargo Container Risk Management Policy (SCRMP). This initiative demonstrates the importance of data, culture change management, and stakeholder relationship management in successfully implementing a risk management framework.

Concurrent Case Study Sessions

Australian Taxation Office (ATO) | Highly Commended | Risk Initiative Category

In order to better manage business non-compliance risk the ATO researched best practice world-wide and developed a model that used both qualitative and quantitative data to classify business taxpayers according to risk parameters. The filters used by the model enable the ATO to better manage risk profiles and provide greater transparency of its operations.

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) | Highly Commended | Enterprise-wide Management Category

FaHCSIA has developed a risk management system that is fully integrated into its corporate governance framework through the a systematic, coordinated executive-led development and implementation process. The agency has learnt from previous experience, staff surveys, audit evaluations, and networking with other agencies, and effectively promoted and embedded this into corporate culture.

Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) | Highly Commended | Enterprise-Wide Management Category

The MDBA acknowledged at its inception that it needed a robust enterprise-wide risk management framework to deliver it objectives. Secured in a strong governance framework the agency is able to address significant risks associated with the Government's commitment to ensuring the sustainable management of the Murray Darling basin region.

Networking Luncheon

This was an opportunity for Fund Member agency executives and insurance and risk management officers to network on topics of interest and issues raised during the conference presentations, over an informal lunch.

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