CMC visits Charleville for seminars on misconduct issues — 09.10.2006
The CMC visit is part of an ongoing education program which includes seminars in various centres throughout the state.
CMC Director of Complaints Helen Couper says the CMC is known for its high-profile work in investigations and handling complaints, but other very important tasks include equipping public agencies with information and resources to enhance their ability to deal with official misconduct.
‘This part of our work is not glamorous enough to command headlines in the media. However, it’s vital to combat official misconduct in workplaces and provide the correct setting for an appropriate culture and high levels of integrity in public sector dealings.’
‘We provide targeted and timely resources such as advisory papers, toolkits and training to help government agencies deliver their particular services in an accountable and ethical environment.
‘While there will always be a need for an independent body like the CMC to deal with serious, systemic and high-profile allegations of corruption, we do spend a considerable amount of time in building the ability of various agencies to prevent and detect misconduct,’ Helen Couper said.
An information session for State Government Agency employees will be held at the Conference Room, Mulga Country Motor Inn, Cunnamulla Road on Tuesday 10 October.
Local government councillors and staff will be able to attend another information session at the Newmarket Bar Room at the Charleville Racecourse Complex on Wednesday 11 October.
Please Note – Helen Couper will be available for interview and arrangements can be made for television footage and photographs.
Stephen Dalziel – Communications Officer (Media)
Ph: 07 3360 6344 Mobile: 0407 373 803 Fax: 3360 6235