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What you need to know about “elementisation.”

It’s elementary: why investigation and compliance officers need to know about “elementisation.” A recent case in the Planning and Environment court (Serratore & Anor v Noosa Shire Council [2021] QPEC 21) highlighted the importance of investigators and compliance officers knowing about “elementising” evidence. And it…

Keeping safe in hostile environments

Local government compliance and investigation officers are on the front line of customer contact. Sometimes, however, this contact is not always pleasant and presents a risk both to the officer themselves and the organisation. While physical and psychological injury is a risk to any customer…

Studying for Online Courses: Strategies for Success

Student life has been adapting to suit the needs and requirements of COVID-19.  The pandemic has affected many aspects of social, economic, and environmental norms.  Students have been forced to face a situation never seen before…. online classes.  Changes in routine and study methods are…

Want to be a Cyber Investigator?

What is OSINT and why do you need it? Professional investigators have a range of tools, skills and resources available to better equip them in their jobs; whether that’s locating someone, investigating fraud, surveillance or interviewing, digital forensics… the list goes on. Most investigators also…

Investigators…what are your ethical “tests?”

The investigation industry is often plagued with controversies regarding ethical concerns; whether it’s the private investigator undertaking dodgy practices conducting surveillance, or the government investigator missing procedural fairness when investigating misconduct. Unfortunately, there’s no standard ethical code for guidance across all investigations and industry groups….

Contemporaneous notes… what, how and why

There used to be an old saying amongst detectives that “if it isn’t written down, it didn’t happen!” One of the most important skills an investigator can have is notetaking.  While it seems commonplace (and common sense), notetaking is often overlooked as being important.  Our…

PICA – Interview with Oliver Lawrence

Watch Now – CEO of PICA, Gregory LAMEY, talks with international investigator Oliver LAWRENCE about everything investigation. Oliver talks about the stereotypical image of a PI and how different it is from reality. Also a previous police officer, he talked about the wide and varied…

PICA Forum Meeting

Watch Now as Greg Lamey and Paul Harmer speak with Paul Greene, an experienced Private Investigator. Paul Greene shares some of his knowledge and expertise in the investigative services field.   Forum: (Duration: 41:33 )  |  Direct Link: https://youtu.be/3gwuilNLkcA   Related Tag: Private Investigator Australia

Chasing rabbits as an investigator

Chasing every rabbit as an investigator? A recent Fair Work Australia case (Deng v Westpac, 2018) again highlighted procedural fairness as a real consideration amongst courts and tribunals in dealing with things like unfair dismissal. It’s commonplace for courts to examine whether a person was…