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Record Year for Paladin

What a year! Paladin Risk Management Services has trained 691 students trained in accreditation courses – that’s a record. This included 420 personnel from the Department of Social Services. And, close to 100 people have been trained in non-accredited courses through the RMIA. After five years of offering these course they’re still in demand and […]

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There’s no such thing as a Safety Risk (or a security risk, or a reputation risk ….)

If you are like most organisations that I have engaged with, you will most likely have multiple risk registers. Separate risk registers will likely be maintained for two or more of the following categories of risks: Operational risks Financial risks Security risks Safety risks Compliance risks Reputational risks Environmental risks IT risks Whole industries have […]

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Cyber Attack is not the Risk

Reports emerge on a regular basis of attacks that have impacted government and private sector organisations alike. Insurance firms now offer policies to protect against cyber-attack and the Australian Government has even appointed a special advisor to the Prime Minister on cyber security.  Not to mention that consulting companies with a speciality in all things […]

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RIP ISO 31000??

In 2009, the ISO 31000 Risk Management Principles and Guidelines was released with much fanfare. It was hoped that the introduction of an international standard would provide legitimacy to risk management and standardise approaches across the world. There was an opportunity for those conducting the review of ISO 31000 (draft released in March 2017) to […]

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Risk Tip #6 – Managing Shared Risk

I have often been asked to provide insight into the management of shared risks, particularly by those working in Commonwealth Government Departments. Element 7 of the Commonwealth Risk Management Policy states that: each entity must implement arrangements to understand and contribute to the management of shared risks.  It goes onto to define shared risks as: […]

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