August 2018 (#237)

 

Instead of the regular update on TIA’s work, this month we decided to dedicate the E-News as a reminder of upcoming events. Some of them require quick action – registrations for the first event on the list, the National Integrity Systems Symposium, close today!

Australia’s Public Integrity Institutions: Strengths, Weaknesses, Options

WHEN
21 August

WHERE
Canberra

Please join us at the National Integrity Systems symposium to identify best practice in the design and working of our public integrity institutions, including our call for a national anti-corruption agency.

Symposium speakers include John McMillan AO, Hon Tom Bathurst AC, Morry Bailes, Karen Carmody, Hon Stephen Chalres QC, Serena Lillywhite, and Professors AJ Brown, Janet Ransley and Adam Graycar among others.

One of the highlights of the program is the presentation of the highly anticipated paper ‘A National Integrity Commission: Options for Australia‘. You can see the full program by clicking below.

See Full Program


The symposium is free to attend, but registration is required – and the deadline for doing so is today.

If you have registered but cannot attend, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing nationalintegrity@griffith.edu.au.

Register Here

2018 Distinguished Lecture: National Integrity Commission – Options for Australia

WHEN
23 August 5.30pm

WHERE
Brisbane

If you can’t make it to Canberra for the National Integrity Systems Symposium to hear about the options for the future of a National Integrity Commission, but are in Brisbane on 23 August, you are in luck! This year’s Distinguished Lecture of the School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University, is given by professor AJ Brown on the topic of: A National Integrity Commission – Options for Australia. Symposium attendees are also welcome to attend. Registration is open until 17 August.

Register Here

Mining for Sustainable Development Briefing

WHEN
19 September 5.30pm

WHERE
Brisbane

Join TIA members to hear about Phase II of the Mining for Sustainable Development program. Learn more about our country plans, and our multi-stakeholder approach to address identified corruption risks.

Places are limited and preference given to TIA members. Individuals and corporates with an interest in the mining and related professional services, or interested in becoming a TIA member are encouraged to register.  Please contact us at info@transparency.org.au if you require further information.

Register Here

Australian Financial Crime Summit

WHEN
22-23 August

WHERE
Sydney

TIA’s Serena Lillywhite will be speaking at the 4th annual Australian Financial Crime Summit in the Panel Discussion: Keeping Ahead of Financial Crime by Identifying Emerging Criminal Markets.  Contact event organisers for last minute registration.

Government Engagement and Submissions

TIA continues its active government engagement through meetings with government Ministers, most recently the Attorney General, Christian Porter, and the Finance Minister, Mathias Cormann.

Two recent submissions have been made to the Independent review of the Australian Public Service and the Review of Australian Broadcasting Services in the Asia Pacific. The later was a outcome of the recent TI Asia Pacific Regional meeting held in Taiwan. There was unanimous support from the 18 countries represented that a credible, independent media presence in the region is vital to help expose and combat corruption.

TIA Submission to the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service

Joint TI Asia Pacific Region Submission to the Review of Australian Broadcasting Services in the Asia Pacific