This discussion paper argues that the perception of corruption in Australia will continue to rise while allegations of corruption are either not investigated or are investigated entirely behind closed doors.
This publication reports on the employees of the Victorian public sector and their actions to support the Victorian government and serve the people of the state of Victoria. The report is invaluable when seeking comprehensive information on the composition, workforce and activities of the Victorian...
Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries are entrusted with the conduct of public business and must act in a manner that is consistent with the highest standards of integrity and propriety. The public, quite rightly, has high expectations of them, in terms of their personal conduct and...
The ability of the civil service to act as a reservoir of institutional memory is central to the pragmatic task of governing. But there is a growing body of scholarship that suggests the bureaucracy is failing at this core task. In this article, we distinguish...
If the public service were a patient “it would be in palliative care”, says Terry Moran. Here’s what other secretaries have said about Australia’s loss of bureaucratic capacity.
The Tasmanian Integrity Commission (Tasmanian IC) has major design flaws that render it far less effective than the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (NSW ICAC) in exposing systemic corruption, writes Hannah Aulby.
This briefing paper outlines the flaws in the operation of Victoria’s corruption watchdog, IBAC.
This review of IBAC’s early years demonstrates that IBAC has been successful in exposing serious corruption in some of Victoria’s major state government agencies. There is no doubt that Victorians have been surprised and disappointed in the waste of public funds, along with the concerning,...
This special report details the findings and recommendations of a major IBAC investigation, Operation Lansdowne, into allegations of serious corrupt conduct relating to South West Institute of TAFE and Bendigo Kangan Institute of TAFE.
This report makes it clear that the Western Australian community wants higher quality services and greater involvement in service design. However, the challenge of tackling the state’s budget deficit means that better services must be delivered at a lower cost.
This report examines the education, training and communications initiatives undertaken by the three agencies the committee oversees: the newly created Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner, the Victorian Ombudsman and the Victorian Inspectorate.
This paper argues that a National Integrity Commission is urgently needed to investigate and expose corruption and misconduct in federal government and the public sector.
Integrity reform is essential to building and sustaining trust in the Victorian Department of Education and Training, and its stewardship of public education.
This report outlines the responses of local government employees following research into their understanding of corruption, their perceptions of corruption and misconduct, attitudes to reporting corruption and misconduct, and attitudes towards preventing corruption.
This report suggests that Victorian state government employees have a sound understanding of what corruption is, but many are unsure how to report it, and a significant proportion fear personal repercussions if they do.
Presents the initial results of a survey of staff working in Ministerial offices in New Zealand.
This study, from the University of Technology Sydney Centre for Local Government, examines employee perceptions of council workplaces in NSW. Approximately 1,500 local government employees responded to the survey in 2016 and 2017.
This report profiles the New Zealand policy workforce and describes key trends and perceptions related to recruitment, retention, development and deployment.
This interim report signals directions for Western Australian public sector reform that will be developed into recommendations in a final report to the state government in October 2017.
Unions and civil liberties groups have described the federal government's new social media policy for public servants as reprehensible and absurd.