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Conflicts of interest

A conflict of interest occurs when the private interests of a public sector officer interfere, or appear to interfere, with the performance of his or her official duties. Such a conflict can arise from avoiding personal losses as well as gaining personal advantage — whether financial or otherwise.

For detailed information on best practice management see the following publications jointly produced by the CMC and the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption:

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Need to know more?

For further advice on conflicts of interest contact one of our Prevention Advisers on 07 3360 6231 (Toll free outside of Brisbane: 1800 061 611), or contact the CMC.

Last updated: 17 December 2012

This advice has been written specifically for managers of public sector agencies.

However, the best practice guidance provided is also applicable to local government, universities, government-owned corporations, statutory authorities and other public sector organisations.

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