2018 Distinguished Lecture: National Integrity Commission – Options for Australia in Brisbane on 23 August

The School of Government and International Relations Griffith University and Transparency International Australia cordially invite you to the 2018 Distinguished Lecture: A National Integrity Commission – Options for Australia by Professor A. J. Brown.

 

Every Australian state, and even both territories, have or will soon have a broad-based, independent integrity or anti-corruption commission. But as a Senate Select Committee reported last year, the Commonwealth Government alone does not – despite having a multi-agency system which is ‘complex and poorly understood… opaque, difficult to access and challenging to navigate’.

 

This year’s Distinguished Lecture will present a new picture of the options for the Commonwealth Government to undertake long overdue strengthening of its public integrity system – drawing on initial results from Australia’s second National Integrity System Assessment, the Griffith University-led Australian Research Council Linkage Project, with lead partner Transparency International Australia, ‘set to help shape any new anti-corruption structure’ (Linda Mottram, ABC Radio PM, February 2018).

Event Details

Date: Thursday 23 August 2018

Time: 5.30pm: Registration | 6.00pm: Lecture commences | 7.00pm: Drinks and canapes

Venue: Lecture Theatre and Art Museum (Building S05), Queensland College of Art, Griffith University South Bank campus, Grey Street, South Brisbane

Register: Register your attendance below by Friday 17 August.

Register Here

National Integrity Systems Symposium in Canberra on 21 August

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Don’t miss out on our National Symposium, Australia’s Public Integrity Institutions: Strengths, Weaknesses, Options.

Speakers include:

John McMillan AO, former Commonwealth and NSW Ombudsman and Australian Information Commissioner and Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner;

the Hon Tom Bathurst AC, Chief Justice of NSW;

Morry Bailes, President of the Law Council of Australia;

Karen Carmody, Queensland Parliamentary Crime & Corruption Commissioner;

and Serena Lillywhite, CEO, Transparency International Australia.

This is a free event, but registration is required (by 15 August).  Please join us to identify best practice in the design and working of our public integrity institutions, including any new federal or national anti-corruption agency.

For further information about the project, see the National Integrity Systems Assessment page.

You can contribute to the discussions at the symposium by completing the National Integrity Survey and providing your expertise on the functions, institutions and jurisdictions with which you are familiar.

OECD Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum

27-28 March 2018 – Paris, France

TIA CEO Serena Lillywhite is presenting the M4SD program at the panel on integrity issues at sub-national level on Tuesday 27 March at 12-1.30pm in Room 7.

Corruption Prevention and Integrity Conference

IBAC is partnering with the Victorian Ombudsman (VO), Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) and the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Victoria to convene an engaging conference to help prevent public sector corruption and strengthen integrity. The conference will also include a special focus on police oversight and integrity issues.

The Corruption Prevention and Integrity Conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, over two days, on 3 – 4 October 2017. Details here.

Indaba 2018, Panel Discussion: Enhancing transparency and good governance in the Extractives Sector

Are you at Indaba 2018? Make sure to join the session moderated by Transparency International Australia!

7 Feb, 12:10 – 13:00
Stage B

  • Discussing the contributions made by EITI and other international initiatives: What are the benefits of joining and practical impacts already visible on the ground?
  • Going beyond revenue transparency to create Shared Value and further improve governance across the extractive sector value chain
  • Exploring disclosure practices across Africa and the implicit and explicit drivers of disclosure
  • Transparency as a conflict prevention tool: What is the evidence found across the continent?

Speaker: Hon. Christopher Yaluma, Minister of Mines and Minerals Development, Zambia
Speaker: Eddie Rich, Deputy Head and Regional Director for Africa and Middle East, EITI International Secretariat, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
Speaker: Hon. Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Nigeria
Speaker: Sheila Khama, Lead Mining Specialist, Energy & Extractive Industries Global Practice, World Bank
Moderator: Lisa Caripis, Research and Policy Manager, Transparency International Australia