A quarterly newsletter from the office of the Commissioner containing relevant news, education resources and general interest articles.

Articles

DATE TITLE DESCRIPTION CATEGORY

2022 April 20

Around the grounds

Investigations, case studies, research, reports and other resources from interstate integrity agencies can offer valuable information to assist South Australian public officers to prevent or minimise corruption, misconduct and maladministration... NEWSLETTER

2022 April 20

The nature of public administration - how the role of your agency affects its

The nature and purpose of a government agency determines the corruption risks that it is exposed to.Over the last two decades, there has been a significant shift in the general... NEWSLETTER

2022 April 20

Impact

All activities of the Commission aim to have a positive impact on the integrity of public administration. To that end, the Commission regularly engages with public authorities about things learned... NEWSLETTER

2022 April 20

What's changed?

Summary of changes to the ICAC ActAlthough the South Australian public integrity scheme has changed as a result of amendments made to the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 2012, the... NEWSLETTER

2022 April 20

Introducing Mr Paul Alsbury, Deputy Commissioner

On the Commissioner’s and the Cabinet’s recommendation, the Governor appointed Mr Paul Alsbury as Deputy Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption for a term of three years. Paul commenced... NEWSLETTER

2022 April 20

From Investigation to Prosecution

By the Hon. Ann Vanstone QCIt seems the Commission’s role in the criminal justice process, in particular how an ICAC matter gets to court, might not be well understood.I set... NEWSLETTER

2021 December 09

International Anti-Corruption Day 2021

Thursday 9 December is International Anti-Corruption Day. This year’s theme is ‘Your Right, Your Role: Say no to corruption’.But do we really need a special day to say no to... NEWSLETTER

2021 December 09

What are my reporting obligations?

Recent changes to the ICAC Act have amended the definition of corruption and misconduct in public administration. The obligations governing the reporting of those matters has also changed.The directions and... NEWSLETTER

2021 December 09

Spotlight on evaluations

The Commission is perhaps best known for investigating corruption in public administration.However, the Commission plays a key role in preventing or minimising corruption in public administration. One means of achieving... NEWSLETTER

2021 December 09

From the Commissioner - December 2021

South Australia's new integrity schemeOctober seven 2021 marked the commencement of changes to the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 2012 which significantly impact the public integrity framework in South Australia.As... NEWSLETTER

2021 August 16

Around the grounds

Investigations, case studies, research, reports and other resources from interstate integrity agencies can offer valuable information to assist South Australian public officers to prevent or minimise corruption, misconduct and maladministration... NEWSLETTER

2021 August 16

ICAC update - August 2021

Investigations updateOn 14 April 2021 the Commissioner issued a public statement announcing the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had laid charges against two South Australia Police officers as a result... NEWSLETTER

2021 August 16

Evaluation of the Department for Correctional Services

While many people understand the ICAC’s role in identifying and investigating corruption, the power to evaluate the practices, policies and procedures of an agency is less well understood.An ICAC evaluation... NEWSLETTER

2021 August 16

Conflicts of interest

Conflicts of interest are possibly the most misunderstood concept in public administration. Too many public officers do not know what they are, do not know when they have one and... NEWSLETTER

2021 August 16

Timesheet trouble

A public sector employee in Italy made international headlines earlier this year after it was revealed he had allegedly engaged in corruption by continuing to claim his full salary while... NEWSLETTER

2021 March 12

Is there a policy for policy fatigue?

Ordinarily, corruption, misconduct and maladministration risks emerge because of a lack of policy and procedural guidance. However, the opposite can also be the case.Circumstances where policy and procedure are too... NEWSLETTER

2021 March 12

Around the grounds

New South Wales – Independent Commission Against CorruptionThe NSW ICAC has issued two corruption prevention publications that might be of interest to South Australian public officers who deal in procurement,... NEWSLETTER

2021 March 12

The halfway house of police oversight

A reasonable accommodation between oversight and independenceHow to ensure and maintain police accountability and discipline has always been a contested subject.Police forces have traditionally been reticent about calls to establish... NEWSLETTER

2021 March 12

South Australia's new ICAC - The Hon. Ann Vanstone QC

In July last year it was announced that the Hon. Ann Vanstone QC would be South Australia’s next Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC).Commissioner Vanstone has served the administration of justice... NEWSLETTER

2021 March 10

ICAC update - March 2021

Investigation into claims made for the Country Members Accommodation AllowanceCommissioner Vanstone issued a public statement on 7 September, in which she announced she would continue the investigation commenced by her... NEWSLETTER

2020 December 09

World anti-corruption day 2020

Today marks the United Nations’ annual International Anti-Corruption Day.In recognition of the extraordinary worldwide disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s theme is Recover with Integrity.South Australia has been... NEWSLETTER

2020 January 24

The Health report

In early December the Commissioner’s report ‘Troubling Ambiguity: Governance in SA Health’ was tabled in Parliament.The report details the Commissioner’s concerns about the administration and delivery of public health services... NEWSLETTER

2020 January 24

Around the grounds

Integrity news from across AustraliaIntegrity agencies from other states and territories produce resources and publications that have potential value for South Australian public administration and public officers.You are encouraged to... NEWSLETTER

2020 January 24

Change is the only constant

Disruption as an enabler of corruptionAgencies of modern public administration expand, contract, reorganise and reform on a regular basis.It is sometimes not appreciated that times of restructure can provide motivation... NEWSLETTER

2019 May 06

Everyone likes fast money... don't they?

Vast volumes of money pass through public administration in South Australia on a daily basis. Thousands of small and large purchases are approved, invoices dispatched, payments processed, goods and services... NEWSLETTER

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