January 13, 2021

What it takes to become a private investigator.

  What it takes to become a PI Becoming a private investigator is becoming an increasingly popular option as more and more people are seeking third-party assistance to locate people, recover debt or assemble evidence required in a court case. According to leading Australian employment […]
January 6, 2021

Tips to prepare for a child custody investigation.

Tips to prepare for a child custody investigation Breaking up is always difficult, but relationship breakdowns become even more challenging when there are children involved. Custody investigations can be extremely painful, especially on the children, so it is always best for all parties to reach […]
December 16, 2020

What is reasonable management action and how can I use this in my business?

What is reasonable management action and how can I use this in my business? No matter what industry your business is in, it is important that there is a management structure and managers in place that can make sound decisions for the effective running of […]
December 9, 2020

In a workplace investigation, what is the difference between signed statements and affidavits?

In a workplace investigation, what is the difference between signed statements and affidavits? When collecting evidence as part of a workplace investigation, it is important to ensure that it is documented correctly in the event of legal proceedings down the track. There are two primary […]
December 2, 2020

What exactly is a background check?

What exactly is a background check? When a business advertises for a position, they want to know that the candidates are being truthful in their application. These are becoming more and more common in the modern world to ensure that all of the information being […]
November 25, 2020

What can Private Investigators not do?

What can Private Investigators not do? There can be a lot of confusion about private investigators and what they are allowed to do – and what they can not. Some people are unclear on the separation of roles between PIs and law enforcement, while Hollywood […]
November 18, 2020

Body language and infidelity: signs your partner is cheating

Body language and infidelity: signs your partner is cheating Unless you are married to the best poker player in the world, there are tell-tale signs that they may have not been faithful to you. Very few unfaithful partners are going to be forthcoming with the […]
November 11, 2020

How a PI can help you find your parents

How a PI can help you find your birth parents Many Australians grow up never knowing who their birth parents are. There are a number of reasons why this could be the case; you may have been adopted or put into the foster care system […]
November 4, 2020

Is it Illegal to hire a private investigator?

Is it illegal to hire a private investigator? There are many reasons why people seek out private investigators to assist them. It could be to locate someone who has skipped out on debt or has become estranged from their concerned family. Alternatively, it provides an […]
October 28, 2020

Improve your leads and conversions with our audience online behaviour services

Not every investigation is trying to seek out nefarious or malicious behaviour. Take our online behaviour enquiry service, which will help deliver you all of the trends and audience information to properly target prospects that are ready to take action with your brand. This is […]
October 21, 2020

Why private investigators are more common than ever in 2020

Once upon a time, the private investigator was saddled with plenty of negative stereotypes. Hollywood certainly has not helped with the tropes of these depictions sporting deerstalker hats and trench coats, applying their own level of justice with their fists while puffing on a pipe […]
October 14, 2020

COVID-19 brings out a spike in insurance scammers

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent restrictions are likely to lead to a rise in fraudulent insurance claims, experts say. History has shown that in times of economic hardship desperate people will turn to desperate measures to make ends meet, including lodging a variety […]
October 7, 2020

Online dating: Checks to ensure the person you are talking to is the real deal

Online dating is an extremely popular way to meet people in the modern, digital era with around 4.5 million Australians using online dating sites and apps in the search for a short term or long term partner. It has become a lucrative industry with numerous […]
September 30, 2020

Are you being tracked? We can help you secure your internet-connected devices

Our personal information is more valuable than ever in the digital age and no one wants to become the victim of fraud or have their sensitive data or information stolen or misused. Unfortunately, cyber intrusion is common on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets and […]
September 23, 2020

Factual insurance investigations: what you need to know

Workers compensation insurance schemes are extremely important to ensure those that are injured or debilitated during the course of their employment are adequately remunerated so that they can continue to support their family, pay the rent or make their mortgage payments and put food on […]
September 16, 2020

Internet forensic computing investigations exposing the trolls

We have all heard of keyboard warriors. The cowardly, faceless online identities who spread malicious rumours, false content and misleading information which can easily fall under the auspices of Defamation in all States and Territories in Australia. They hide behind aliases, they use software like […]
September 9, 2020

How to know if you have been bullied in the workforce

Bullying can have a major impact on a person for an extended period of time and can never be tolerated, especially in the workplace. That is why there is legislation in place to protect workers from bullying and harassment, which is vital for employers to […]
September 2, 2020

Procedural Fairness – the rights of the employee

  Allegations of misconduct in the workforce are very serious and can be extremely damaging to an individual if these allegations are unfounded or untrue. That is why Procedural Fairness has been enshrined into the Fair Work Act 2009, giving employees the chance to defend […]
August 26, 2020

Termination of employment: The rights of the worker and the employer

  It is a reality of life that periods of employment are going to end. There are many reasons why an employee can part ways with their employer, including moving onto another position, contacts expiring, resignation, redundancies and more. But there are also times when […]
August 19, 2020

Employee screening: what should your business be looking for?

Recruitment can be a time-consuming and costly part of operating a business, but it is also an element that you have to get right. Hiring the wrong person can mean you have to go back to the drawing board and start the recruitment process again […]
August 12, 2020

How to know if you have been sexually harassed in the workplace

Sexual harassment is not welcome in any workplace. Unfortunately, it still exists, despite our best efforts to stamp it out. And because this behaviour often involves people in positions of power using their influence over employees below them, it can often go unreported. This is […]
August 5, 2020

What are the risks of not doing background checks on potential new employees?

Finding the right person for the job can be a challenging process, no matter what industry you are situated in. But finding out the individual you thought was right for the role is not telling the truth can be disastrous for your business. To combat […]
July 29, 2020

Private investigators are a huge asset when it comes to locating a missing person

The very first thing you should do when you need to locate a missing person is to contact the police – in every instance. The authorities are exceptionally well-trained and adept at locating missing people and should always be the first port of call. However, […]
July 22, 2020

How to date online safely

The way we date has changed dramatically over the years and meeting people online has become the preferred method for many people. That is because it is easier to find fellow singles with similar interests, it is more time effective as you can do it […]
July 9, 2020

When and when not to suspect your partner is cheating

No one wants to deal with infidelity or the fall out of it. But sometimes life brings unexpected matters, and that can arrive in the form of spotting an unusual text on your partner’s phone or seeing them be ‘just a little too friendly’ with […]
July 24, 2019
Handling Sexual Harassment at work

Handling Sexual Harassment at Work

Understanding Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Sexual harassment in the workplace is a complicated topic to discuss because so many people share different points of view on what it is. Hopefully, this article will clarify what constitutes sexual harassment, help you understand your rights and […]
July 3, 2019
Protecting Your Rights to Euthanasia

Avoiding Potential Pitfalls with Australian Euthanasia

Victoria’s New Dying Legislation and What it Means As some of you may know, euthanasia was legalised in Melbourne a few weeks ago. For those of you who don’t know, “euthanasia” is defined as the act of killing or permitting the death of the hopelessly […]
June 26, 2019
Risk Reduction Solutions

Risk Mitigation for the Modern Market

Multi-Faceted Risk Mitigation for The Modern Market “Risk Mitigation” has notoriously commercial connotations, most commonly in the insurance and finance industries. However, “risk” is something that everyone juggles with everyday, whether you’re running a multinational company or picking flowers in the park. It’s defined as […]
May 29, 2019
Follow-up Investigations Feature

The Truth Surrounding Follow-up Investigations

Most professional investigators will be proud of what they’re able to uncover within a few hours in the field. Extreme patience, a keen eye for detail and the ability to covertly capture the subject’s movements allows most PIs to provide their clients with a really […]
December 8, 2017
Private eyes hired by Royalty

Fifa Corruption Under Private Investigation

International Corruption and Private Investigators The article explains how Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussein, a Jordanian princess married to the ruler of Dubai, hired an investigations agency to collect the evidence of corruption. Their operatives have been seeking to interview current and former FIFA officials, as […]
December 6, 2017
Hire a professional PI when youre in doubt

Putting Private Investigators to Good Use

When Private Investigators Really Matter Recently, the infamous Coles supermarket chain was forced to pay a New South Wales tradie a staggering $295,000 in damages, following a slip and fall incident in one of their stores in 2016. Paul Mansell, the tradie in question, was […]
November 27, 2017
Mysteries in Australia

Australia’s Unsolved Mysteries

Unsolved Mysteries of Australia Our country is big, sparsely populated and sometimes harsh; all things that make the inexplicable, supernatural and mysterious seem all the more real. It’s surprising, actually that real mysteries aren’t more common around here, after all, as private investigators; discovering the […]
November 24, 2017
Investigators Investigating Clients

Dodgy, Illegal and Unethical Clients Might Fail Our Due Diligence Checks

If Something Smells Fishy, You Bet We’ll Check It Out We often talk about the important in doing your due diligence before jumping into the metaphorical bed with someone, whether you’re looking to employ them as a member of staff, or live with them as […]
November 22, 2017

How Do We Compare To Our Hollywood Counterparts?

Hollywood’s Impression Vs Real-Life Private Investigators Hollywood and television have a long history of portraying Private Investigators in two extremes, one being somewhat alluring, and the other in a less than complimentary light. In this article, we’ll be comparing the differences between real, modern-day private […]
November 20, 2017
Natural Disasters and Insurance

Are Insurance Prices Going to Increase?

Are Insurance Policy Premiums Set to Spike? You’ve probably noticed that there have been a bunch of natural disasters this year, with two of the biggest international ones being Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Now, you may not think that foreign hurricanes can affect Australia, but […]
November 17, 2017
Cats used as spies

Cat-Astrophic Covert Investigations Programme

CAT-ASTROPHIC COVERT PROGRAMME When you work in our industry, you’re always looking for the latest and greatest tools to use for covet surveillance. After all, anything that makes our lives easier will probably help produce better results for our clients as well. Throughout the history […]
November 15, 2017

Schools Use PIs to Mitigate Fraud

Schools Use Private Investigators to Snoop on Fraudulent Parents A few years ago, it was reported that Australian schools were beginning to hire Private Investigators. As you may know, government-run schools generally work by catchment area, meaning that children are only eligible to attend if […]
November 6, 2017
Bullying and Harassment at Work

The Effects of Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying and How to Handle It Workplace bullying is a serious issue in the Australian corporate sector, with a 2016 survey finding that half of Australians to have experienced it at some point in their careers. While bullying at work rarely intersects directly with […]
November 3, 2017
Corporate Fraud in Australia

Three Common Forms of Commercial Fraud

Three Common Forms of Fraud in the Workplace Throughout its lifetime, the average small Australian business will encounter some form of fraud at least once or twice. Larger organisations face the issue much more frequently, and unfortunately, in many instances, less obvious cases of fraud […]
October 30, 2017
Aussie Government using PIs

Government Contracts and Private Investigations

Our Work with Australia’s Federal Government Did you know that the federal government hires Private Investigators? The government has spent $380,250 since 2012 on Private Investigation contracts, mainly to catch people committing fraud, be it identity, unemployment or disability-related. We want to highlight this as […]
October 23, 2017
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Five Serious Investigations Handled by Pro PIs

Serious Investigations Handled by Professional PIs So much for catching your cheating partners; some investigators are simply too busy trying to solve serious crimes and international mysteries! We’ve listed five serious investigations, or types thereof, from around the world where private investigators have either solved […]
October 20, 2017
Tools of our trade post

The Tools of Our Trade

The Tools of Our Trade You may already have some idea of what type of gear Private Investigators carry while on the job, after all, the basics are pretty simple. While the camera, notebook and vehicle are obvious, there are many accessories and gadgets that […]
October 16, 2017
Strange PI Stories from around the globe

Weird and Wonderful Cases from Around the World

A Few Weird and Wonderful Cases from around the World Sometimes while working as a Private Investigator, you end up working on the strangest things. While the majority of cases that you work are straight forward corporate, infidelity, background checks or locates, you sometimes have […]
October 4, 2017
Protecting yourself online

How to Stay Safe Online

How to Stay Protected Online The internet is an interesting place, full of fun facts, skewed statistics, ignorant comments and of course, pretty much anything else you could imagine. With that, and the fact that so many of us use the internet everyday, it’s important […]
September 18, 2017
Kate Warne - First Female Detective

The World’s Greatest PIs – Kate Warne

The World’s Greatest Private Detectives: Kate Warne Born in Erin, New York, 1833, Kate Warne was arguably the first female detective in the world, but at least the first female investigator hired by Allan Pinkerton in 1856 and the very first in North America. With […]
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