The Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference (APSACC) is Australia's premier corruption prevention forum. The biennial conference is attended by over 500 Australian and international delegates comprising:
- public sector executives and managers
- corruption prevention specialists
- governance managers
- local government executives
- planning specialists
- senior police officers
- university executive members
- business analysts
- change managers
- policy advisers
- internal auditors
The APSACC organising committee is currently building a program of leading practitioners, executives and academics who will speak on pertinent issues including:
- the most prevalent corruption risks in different sectors of government
- key factors and environments that facilitate corruption and misconduct risks
- organisational functions that are particularly vulnerable
- effective prevention strategies and early intervention systems
- effective investigations
- controls that are appropriate and effective, and how they should be implemented
- organisational responses to incidents of corruption and misconduct.
The APSACC organising committee welcomes proposals for speakers or topics. Please refer your proposals to:
NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption
T 02 8281 5828 | Toll free 1800 463 909
T +61 2 8281 5828
Dr Rebecca Denning
Crime and Corruption Commission
T 07 3360 6060 | Toll free 1800 061 611
T + 61 7 3360 6060
Areas of vulnerability
- ICT contracting
- procurement, outsourcing and tendering
- disposal of assets
- planning and development.
Information management and effective use
- using technology to identify and reduce corruption
- the benefit of diagnostic tools
- what to do when hotspots are identified
- use of audit as a control
- data analysis as a control.
Planning and infrastructure
- contractors’ incentives with public sector objectives
- value capture
- controls in rezoning
- decision makers and conflicts of interest.
- outsourcing and oversight
- management and achieving value (sporting groups/NGOs).
Early detection/intervention systems
- the benefits of early detection/intervention systems
- identifying high risk behaviours, functions, individuals, organisations and sectors
- integrating early detection/intervention systems into daily management activity
- achieving staff acceptance of such systems.
Probity in decision making
- assessing the value and virtue of advice
- using information and advice to make good decisions
- the virtue of panel decision making
- ensuring information integrity.
Corruption and misconduct risks during organisational change
- prioritising misconduct and corruption prevention in the change process
- identifying and managing misconduct and corruption in a fluid environment
- managing misconduct and corruption risks with fewer resources
- understanding of synergies, competencies and culture issues in the change process.
Implementing change and managing imposed change
- integrity in governance, process and systems
- vulnerabilities to agency systems and processes during change
- how to enhance the change process by securing staff support through effective communication
- measuring change and its positive and negative affects
- amalgamations – challenges and successes.
- identifying inducements as corruption risks
- understanding organised crime targeting of public officials and other emerging risks
- the psychology of corruption
- agency norms and pressures to conform.
Identifying and addressing people risk
- hiring and managing contract staff
- employment screening and continual monitoring
- risky employee behaviours (gambling, alcohol and illicit drug use).
- managing challenging investigations
- complaint handling and developing a positive culture
- smarter investigations.
- collaboration between investigators and prevention officers
- managing investigation outcomes
- defining and measuring corruption
- innovations in prevention and education
- effective management of public interest disclosures and education programs
- building a workplace culture that accepts and promotes reporting
- key elements of an effective reporting system
- managing effectively while the agency is subject of external oversight or an investigation.
- identifying and managing political corruption
- transparency in lobbying and political donations
- power and public interest – are these the same thing?