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



06 May 2019

The benefits of being random

Life cannot be calculated. That's the big mistake our civilization made. We never accepted that randomness is not a mistake in the equation -- it is part of the equation.Jeanette... NEWSLETTER

06 May 2019

Public Interest Disclosures: A new Act in town

Published on 6 May 2019Late last year the South Australian Parliament passed the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 (PID Act). The PID Act has not yet commenced operation but when... NEWSLETTER

06 May 2019

Evaluation of the City of Playford

From the Deputy CommissionerA primary object of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 is to prevent or minimise corruption, misconduct and maladministration in South Australian public administration. An evaluation... NEWSLETTER

15 February 2019

Integrity in public administration - What did the ICAC survey reveal?

In April 2018 the Commissioner commenced a survey which sought to better understand the attitudes and experiences of public officers in relation to integrity in South Australian public administration.The results... NEWSLETTER

15 February 2019

Learnings from the SafeWork SA evaluation

On 10 May 2018 the Commissioner announced he would conduct an evaluation of the practices, policies and procedures of the regulatory arm of SafeWork SA. The evaluation concluded with the... NEWSLETTER

01 January 2018

Public integrity is great, but what is it?

The offices of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) and the Office for Public Integrity (OPI) were designed to safeguard and enhance confidence in the integrity of public administration in... NEWSLETTER

01 January 2018

Corruption and corrosion - Same same, but different?

Corruption is one of those terms that people frequently use and generally think they understand. But the everyday social use of the term can be somewhat hard to define precisely,... NEWSLETTER

01 January 2017

Why you should sweat the small stuff

The moral code and dishonestyDan Ariely is a Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Economics at Duke University in North Carolina. His recent research focuses on what drives people to cheat... NEWSLETTER

01 September 2016

Where is the integrity line?

Research tells us that the vast majority of people are disinclined to steal money from their social club chocolate box. However, they might occasionally help themselves to a chocolate. Are... NEWSLETTER

01 April 2016

Recruitment - What could possibly go wrong?

The South Australian public sector and local government employs over 100,000 people, making them the State’s largest employment sector. Given that people are the most valuable asset of every agency... NEWSLETTER

01 April 2016

Why should you report corruption?

If you are a public officer you should report corruption because you have a mandatory obligation to do so. However, even if you did not have an obligation by law,... NEWSLETTER

01 April 2016

The problem of maladministration

Why it can hurt more than corruptionAs the name suggests, the South Australian Independent Commissioner Against Corruption is charged with stamping out corruption in South Australian public administration. But that... NEWSLETTER

01 November 2015

Cab charges - What could possibly go wrong?

The introduction of Cab Charge in the seventies was somewhat of a mini revolution of convenience in local business travel. You could attend meetings and functions by hailing a cab,... NEWSLETTER

01 November 2015

Rationalising wrongdoing

People generally like to think of themselves as inherently good and honest and for the most part this is probably true. However, the majority of people have at some stage... NEWSLETTER

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