This report provides the responses of the Victorian community about their understanding of corruption, their perceptions of corruption and misconduct, attitudes to reporting corruption and misconduct, and attitudes towards preventing corruption.
This report looks at trends in information management across the public sector and outlines the work Archives New Zealand carried out as regulator in the 2016/17 year.
The Indigenous Public Servant Forum brought together senior Indigenous public servants from Australia and New Zealand. The purpose of the forum was to establish cross-jurisdictional networks and share experiences of both challenges and success.
The focus of this audit was to determine if agencies had suitable policies and practices in place for the management of gifts received. Gifts were defined as any item of value, including goods, services, money or hospitality offered to or received by an employee, without...
Although fraud is a wide-ranging category of crime, and the personal backgrounds and sociodemographic characteristics of offenders can differ considerably, both incidents and offenders display enduring features that act as red flags or indicators of dishonesty taking place.
This report presents research findings on the level of fraud risk affecting Commonwealth entities and the government’s approach to preventing and responding to acts of dishonesty perpetrated within and against the Commonwealth.
More than 180 individuals have moved between senior public service roles and the fossil fuel industry in Australia over the past decade - providing a golden escalator for former senior politicians.
This report found there is no whole-of-government capability to detect and respond effectively to cyber security incidents. There is very limited sharing of information on incidents amongst agencies, and some agencies have poor detection and response practices and procedures.
This report recommends that the New South Wales public sector adopt stronger employment screening practices to help combat employment application fraud, which if left undetected, can ultimately allow other corrupt conduct to occur.
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...
The State Services Commission enables the delivery of the results that make the most positive difference for New Zealanders while protecting and enhancing the standards of integrity and conduct that make New Zealand’s State Service one of the best in the world.
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...
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 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...
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.