2011 Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference
The 2011 Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference (APSACC) was held in Fremantle, Western Australia in November. It is a joint initiative of three Australian integrity agencies: the Corruption and Crime Commission (WA), the Crime and Misconduct Commission (Qld) and the Independent Commission Against Corruption (NSW).
APSACC brought together public sector managers, expert practitioners and academics to discuss case studies and contemporary trends in the fields of ethics, anti-corruption and organisational strategy.
This year’s theme was “A Global Compass - Navigating Public Sector Corruption”. Keynote speakers and specialists highlighted the impacts of globalisation, the potentially borderless nature of corruption and the far-reaching implications of communication and technology.
In keeping with that theme, this year’s conference attracted more than 517 delegates, including 50 international delegates from 20 countries across Africa, south-east Asia and the Pacific Rim.
Over three days, delegates and workshop participants heard first-hand accounts and analysis of:
- the critical role that corporate culture plays in identifying and responding to corruption
- the advantages and challenges of different models for integrity agencies, as demonstrated by the experiences of ICAC, ACLEI and the recently established Integrity Commission of Tasmania
- how serious police misconduct and corruption was brought about by association with criminals
- emerging corruption risks related to immigration, border control and migrant communities.
APSACC was attended by a broad range of Queensland representatives including those from the Queensland Police Service, government departments, the university sector and local councils.
Queensland conference sponsors included the Public Service Commission and the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.
The next APSACC will be held in Sydney from 27 to 28 November 2013, with workshops being offered on November 26.
For further information on the 2013 conference or to read papers from previous conferences please go to www.apsac.com.au.