September 2010 (#118)

In this update:

  • CPN Conference, Sydney

CPN Conference, Sydney
At the keynote speech of the CPN conference in Sydney on September 9, the NSW Ombudsman Bruce Barbour spoke of maintaining the vital element of trust in any Public Sector. He made it clear that depended on:

  1. Ethical standards being continually discussed and reinforced
  2. Being open about lapses and breaches of those standards
  3. Strong and genuine ethical leadership by government backed by clear legislative codes of conduct
  4. A few robust and accountable watchdog agencies being secure with funding and independence

At the moment in NSW he said, too many breaches of standards are becoming evident and the other elements are not being lived up to.

Keynote speech, CPN conference