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Investigations and Taking Witness Statements – Government Agency Compliance Investigation Unit

Client Background

Department of Primary Industries – Department of Regional NSW delivers a broad range of initiatives across New South Wales including research and development into the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors; and regulation and administration of biosecurity, food safety, animal welfare and hunting in NSW.

NSW DPI also has a range of responsibilities to prepare, respond to and assist in recovery from animal and plant biosecurity emergencies, natural disasters and other emergencies affecting the sector, as well as international market access support and export enhancement across a range of products and industries.

The NSW DPI Compliance Investigations Unit is responsible for enforcing and monitoring compliance with all NSW biosecurity legislation and investigating potential breaches of this legislation.  

Training Provided

Loquitur provided full day “in house” training session to DPI NSW Compliance Investigation Unit team on Witness Interviewing and Taking Statements.

Topics covered included:

  • Witnesses and their evidence
  • Hearsay
  • Understanding Memory
  • Special Considerations
  • Interviewing Witnesses
  • Producing Witness Statements

    “Training was really helpful. Rob [the trainer] is a great operator which the team really appreciated. Generated a lot of discussion and is a great catalyst to update our processes.”

    Investigating, Interviewing and Taking Statements

    Newington, Sydney, NSW

    Training Overview
    Full day in person session at client offices

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