Program

The development of the APSACC 2019 program is ongoing. All confirmed speakers and topics are provided in this preliminary program, which is subject to change at any time.

Day 1 - Wednesday 30 October

From 8 am

Conference registration (ground floor foyer)

Room

Plenary 1

9-9.30 am

7th Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference

Opening plenary session

WELCOME

The Honourable Robert Redlich QC
Commissioner, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

OFFICIAL OPENING

The Honourable Anne Ferguson
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Victoria

9.30-10.15 am

Who's corrupt?

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Professor Robert Klitgaard

Claremont Graduate University, California

10.15-11 am

Learnings from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

The Honourable Jennifer Coate AO

Former Judge of the Family Court of Australia, Royal Commissioner, and Officer of the Order of Australia

11-11.30 am

Morning tea (Level 1 foyers 2, 3 and 4)

 

Concurrent session 1A

Concurrent session 1B

Concurrent session 1C

Concurrent session 1D

 

Theme: AREAS OF CORRUPTION VULNERABILITY
NOT-FOR-PROFIT

Theme: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Theme: CULTURE AND ETHICS
A LEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVE

Theme: POLICE OVERSIGHT
USE OF POWERS AND OVERSIGHT

 

FACILITATOR: Ms Jane Olsen
Senior Research and Policy Officer, New South Wales Ombudsman

FACILITATOR: Ms Kerryn Ellis
Director Corporate Services, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

FACILITATOR: Dr Paul Grimes PSM
Victorian Public Sector Commissioner, Victorian Public Sector Commission

FACILITATOR: Deputy Commissioner Katie Miller
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

 

IBAC research project: corruption risks associated with the not-for-profit sector

Dr Jennifer Mason

IBAC consultant and former Director General, New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services

Corruption risks associated with procurement in local government

Mr Alister McCulloch

Team Leader Prevention Policy and Research, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

Ms Sue Wilkinson

Chief Executive Officer, Darebin City Council, Victoria

Understanding and responding to corruption involving senior executives

Dr Russell G. Smith

Principal Criminologist, Australian Institute of Criminology

Operation Tusket: an investigation into systemic issues with the New South Wales Child Protection Register

Ms Sarah Dillon

Senior Project Officer, Prevention and Education, Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, New South Wales

Concurrent sessions 1:
11.30 am-1 pm

Arrested development: how public bodies can help non-profit partners to manage corruption risk

Mr Oliver May

Director, Deloitte Australia

10 years after Operation Atlas: reflecting on the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption investigation into development applications and approvals at Wollongong City Council

Ms Catherine Geenty

Internal Ombudsman, Wollongong City Council, New South Wales

Ethical intelligence: helping good people avoid bad decisions

Dr Michael Collins

Lecturer, University of Queensland Business School

Complexities of police oversight

Mr Fraser Stroud

Director, Office for Public Integrity, Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia

 

Addressing the risk of misuse in the charity sector

Dr Gary Johns

Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission



 

Managing the employment cycle of a Council Chief Executive Officer

Mr David Wolf

Chief Municipal Inspector, Local Government Inspectorate, Victoria

Culture and leadership: optimising how we embed ethical practices into leadership across the public sector

Ms Jane Brockington

Strategic Adviser, Integrity and Ethics, Institute of Public Administration Australia, Victoria

Dr Sarah Ogilvie

Senior Manager, People Advisory, EY, Victoria

Internal oversight to drive cultural reform: a case study

Mr Peter Lardner, APM

Detective Superintendent, Taskforce SALUS, Victoria Police

1-1.45 pm

Lunch (Level 1 foyers 2, 3 and 4)

 

Concurrent session 2A

Concurrent session 2B

Concurrent session 2C

Concurrent session 2D

 

Theme: AREAS OF CORRUPTION VULNERABILITY
CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Theme: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Theme: CULTURE AND ETHICS
A BEHAVIOURAL PERSPECTIVE

Theme: POLICE OVERSIGHT
PERSPECTIVES ON RESPONSE

 

FACILITATOR: Mr Michael Easton
Director Operations, Integrity Commission Tasmania

FACILITATOR: Mr David Wolf
Chief Municipal Inspector, Local Government Inspectorate, Victoria

FACILITATOR: Ms Justine Simpkins
Manager Prevention and Education, Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, New South Wales

FACILITATOR: Mrs Carolyn Nixon
Director Corruption Prevention and Intelligence Assessments, Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

 

Conflict of interest: changing culture and practice with a smarter system

Mr Jonathan Kaplan

Executive Director, Integrity and Assurance, Department of Education and Training, Victoria




Ms Claire Smith

Manager, Integrity Policy, Department of Education and Training, Victoria

Recent developments in the local government landscape in Queensland

Mr Paul Alsbury

Senior Executive Officer (Corruption), Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

Local government leadership: how the behaviour of leaders sets the ethical culture (good, bad and indifferent)

Mr Alan MacSporran QC

Chairperson, Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

 

Building good: developing responsive strategies to manage confidential police informants

Ms Marni Manning

Director, Intelligence, Queensland Police Service

Concurrent sessions 2:
1.45-3.15 pm

Conflicts of interest in the Victorian public sector: myths, misconceptions and management

Ms Catherine Pelling

Senior Engagement Officer, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

Is local government fraud prone?

Mr John Watt

Managing Director, The Fraud Prevention Experts, Australia/New Zealand

A causal factor model of white collar crime and the implications for education and training

Dr Alistair Ping

Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology Graduate School of Business

Tailoring solutions to different types of police corruption

Professor Leslie Holmes

Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Melbourne, Victoria

 

Conflicts of interest in the health sector

Mr Ben Broyd

Senior Lawyer, Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia

PANEL DISCUSSION: Local government integrity: identifying and addressing risk

 

Mr Paul Alsbury

Senior Executive Officer (Corruption), Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland




Mr John Watt

Managing Director, The Fraud Prevention Experts, Australia/New Zealand




Professor Roberta Ryan

Director, University of Technology Sydney Centre for Local Government, New South Wales




Ms Kerry Thompson

Chief Executive Officer, Municipal Association of Victoria

The effectiveness of organisational ethics systems in reducing misconduct and unethical practices

Dr Chris Booth

Lecturer, Graduate School of Business and Law RMIT University, Victoria

Knowledge of vulnerability as a corruption risk and the role of the professional boundary

Ms Andrea Lester

President, Police Registration and Services Board, Victoria

3.15-3.45 pm

Afternoon tea (Level 1 foyers 2, 3 and 4)

 

Concurrent session 3A

Concurrent session 3B

Concurrent session 3C

Concurrent session 3D

 

Theme: ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENCY USE OF POWERS
PROSECUTORIAL AND PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS

Theme: REPORTING CORRUPTION AND MISCONDUCT

Theme: USE OF DATA IN CORRUPTION PREVENTION

Theme: CASE STUDIES

 

FACILITATOR: The Honourable Jennifer Coate AO
Former Judge of the Family Court of Australia, Royal Commissioner, and Officer of the Order of Australia

FACILITATOR: Ms Serena Lillywhite
Chief Executive Officer, Transparency International Australia

FACILITATOR: Mr Alistair Maclean
Chief Executive Officer, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

FACILITATOR: Mr Simon Heath
Consultant, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

 

The prosecution/reporting dilemma: a Commissioner's perspective

The Honourable John McKechnie QC

Commissioner, Corruption and Crime Commission, Western Australia

As clean as a whistle: a 5-step guide to better whistleblowing policies and practice for government and business

Professor A J Brown

Professor of Public Policy & Law Program Leader, Griffith University, Queensland

Ms Jane Olsen

Senior Research and Policy Officer, New South Wales Ombudsman

Data as a strategic enabler for your corruption prevention efforts

Mr Conor McGarrity

Managing Director, Risk Insights, Queensland

Bribery and corruption in maintenance and service contracts

Ms Kirsten Nelson

Principal Legal Officer, Corruption and Crime Commission, Western Australia

Concurrent sessions 3:
3.45-5.15 pm

Are coercive hearings at risk?

Mr David Caughlin

Director, Litigation and Advocacy, Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

The impact of human factors on the likelihood that whistleblowers will be protected

Mr Chris Wheeler PSM

Former Deputy New South Wales Ombudsman and now Chris Wheeler Consulting

Using data as part of a broader strategy for combatting corruption associated with health workers illicit use of Schedule 8 medications

Mr Gary Castledine

Group Manager, Ambulance Victoria




Dr Elizabeth Stark

Managing Director, Symbolix, Victoria

The trusted insider: an examination of two Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia corruption investigations

Dr Andrew Russ

Senior Education and Research Officer, Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia

 

Sunlight, the importance of public hearings

Ms Helen Fatouros

Director Legal, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

When something's not quite right: corruption and cartel conduct in public sector procurement

Mr Marcus Bezzi

Executive General Manager, Specialised Enforcement and Advocacy, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, New South Wales

Victoria Police Early Identification System

Dr Kerry Halupka

Data Scientist, Victorian Centre for Data Insights, Department of Premier and Cabinet

Mr Loris Cavallin

Manager Strategic Intelligence Unit, Intelligence Innovation and Risk Division, Professional Standards Command, Victoria Police

Operation Estry: investigation into the use of force at a New South Wales correctional centre

Mr Lewis Rangott

Executive Director Corruption Prevention, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

6.30-7 pm

Pre-dinner drinks (Sovereign foyer, Level 1)

7-10.30 pm

Conference dinner (Sovereign room)


Day 2 - Thursday 31 October

From 8 am

Conference registration (ground floor foyer)

Room

Plenary 1

9-9.10 am

Plenary session

MC COMMENTS AND INSIGHTS

9.10-9.55 am

Kleptocracy rising?

KEYNOTE SPEAKER (via video link)

Ms Sarah Chayes

Author of the prize-winning book, Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, and the forthcoming Kleptocracy in America (Knopf, 2020)

9.55-10.40 am

Addressing political corruption in Indonesia

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr Laode M Syarif

Commissioner, Corruption Eradication Commission, Republic of Indonesia

10.40-11.10 am

Morning tea (Level 1 foyers 2, 3 and 4)

 

Concurrent session 4A

Concurrent session 4B

Concurrent session 4C

Concurrent session 4D

 

Theme: AREAS OF CORRUPTION VULNERABILITY
CORRECTIONS

Theme: ROLE OF THE ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENCY AND CORRUPTION PREVENTION: WHAT'S THE FUTURE?
AN EXTERNAL PERSPECTIVE

Theme: PREVENTION APPROACHES

Theme: CASE STUDIES

 

FACILITATOR: Ms Helen Fatouros
Director Legal, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

FACILITATOR: Professor Adam Graycar
Professor of Public Policy, Griffith University and University of Adelaide

FACILITATOR: Ms Jenny McQuilkin
Senior Consultant, Misconduct Prevention Integrity Commission, Tasmania

FACILITATOR: Mr Paul Alsbury
Senior Executive Officer (Corruption), Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

 

How professional relationships and collaboration can bring success

Ms Susie Baker

Manager Investigations/Principal Investigator, Corruption and Crime Commission, Western Australia




Mr Nick Wells

Acting Assistant Director, Investigation Services, Department of Justice, Western Australia

The politics of anti-corruption bodies: a determining factor in effectiveness

Dr Colleen Lewis

Adjunct Professor, Monash University, Victoria

Seeing, believing and trusting: governance challenges

Professor Valerie Braithwaite

Regulatory Institutions Network, School of Regulation and Global Governance, Australian National University

A national integrity commission: playing catch-up

Emeritus Professor John McMillan AO

Australia National University

International ideas: creative insights for corruption prevention

Mrs Carolyn Nixon

Director Corruption Prevention and Intelligence Assessments, Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Through the regulatory looking glass: SafeWork SA evaluation

Mr Michael Riches

Deputy Commissioner, Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia




Mr Martyn Campbell

Executive Director, SafeWork, South Australia

Concurrent sessions 4:
11.10 am-12.40 pm

Corruption risks in prisons

Dr Rebecca Denning

General Manager Corporate Services, Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland




Commissioner Peter Martin APM

Commissioner, Queensland Corrective Services

PANEL DISCUSSION

 

Dr Colleen Lewis

Adjunct Professor, Monash University, Victoria




Professor Valerie Braithwaite

Regulatory Institutions Network, School of Regulation and Global Governance, Australian National University

Building the evidence base: addressing challenges in corruption prevention

Professor Janet Ransley

Director, Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University, Queensland

Why did they do it: understanding corruption in public sector procurement

Ms Ruth Bayley

Managing Director, Bayley & Associates Pty Ltd, Australian Capital Territory

 

‘Time is passing, action is overdue’. Responding to the findings of the Corruption and Crime Commission, Western Australia reports: developing a blueprint for change

Ms Fiona Hunt

Executive Director, Professional Standards and Conduct Division, Department of Education, Western Australia

Emeritus Professor John McMillan AO

Australia National University




Professor Tim Prenzler

Professor of Criminology, University of the Sunshine Coast

What happens after it all goes wrong: ensuring a responsive and sustainable approach to addressing misconduct

Ms Melissa Watson

Manager, Integrity Promotion and Review, Public Sector Commission, Western Australia

Report on the Western Australian Commissioner in Japan

Mr Jon Tuttle

Deputy Director Investigations, Corruption and Crime Commission, Western Australia

12.40-1.10 pm

Lunch (Level 1 foyers 2, 3 and 4)

 

Concurrent session 5A

Concurrent session 5B

Concurrent session 5C

Concurrent session 5D

 

Theme: AREAS OF CORRUPTION VULNERABILITY
OTHER

Theme: ROLE OF THE ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENCY AND CORRUPTION PREVENTION: WHAT'S THE FUTURE?
SHADES OF GREY: THE CORRUPTION/MISCONDUCT SPECTRUM AND WHERE TO NEXT FOR ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENCIES

Theme: PREVENTION APPROACHES

Theme: CASE STUDIES

 

FACILITATOR: Mr David Robinson
Director Operations, Corruption and Crime Commission, Western Australia

FACILITATOR: Mr Lewis Rangott
Executive Director, Corruption Prevention, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

FACILITATOR: Mr Sven Bluemmel
Victorian Information Commissioner

FACILITATOR: Mr Michael Riches
Deputy Commissioner, Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia

 

International deployment corruption risks for law enforcement

Mr Nick Kimpton

Assistant Director Corruption Prevention, Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

In the mind’s eye: is perception reality?

Ms Deborah Glass

Victorian Ombudsman

Trust and accountability: the nexus between record keeping failure and corruption

Ms Alison McNulty

Senior Manager Standards and Policy, Public Record Office, Victoria




Mr Peter Francis

Manager Standards and Policy, Public Record Office, Victoria

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity case studies

Mr Gary Campbell APM

Senior Investigator, Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity




Mrs Carolyn Nixon

Director Corruption Prevention and Intelligence Assessments, Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Concurrent sessions 5:
1.10-2.40 pm

Who’s in the room: access and influence in Australian politics

Ms Kate Griffiths

Senior Associate, Grattan Institute, Victoria

A worldwide look at corruption in 2030: how will we be beating it?

Professor A J Brown

Professor of Public Policy & Law Program Leader, Griffith University, Queensland

VAGO’s learnings: fraud and corruption audit program

Ms Renee Cassidy

Assistant Auditor-General, Performance Audit, Victorian Auditor-General's Office

Inappropriate employment vetting: a high profile case study

Mr Andrew Baker

Director Investigations, Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia




Mr Ben Broyd

Senior Lawyer, Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia

 

The corrupting effects of bias and regulatory capture in modern democracies

Mr George Rennie

Lecturer, University of Melbourne

Horizontal accountability: the promise and fragility of executive integrity institutions

Dr Gabrielle Appleby

Professor, University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law

Preventing corruption through freedom of information: legal challenges, organisational solutions

Ms Danielle Moon

PhD Candidate/Sessional Academic, Macquarie University, New South Wales

Operation Tarlo: investigation into the conduct of a principal officer of two non-government organisations and others

Ms Giselle Tocher

Principal Officer Corruption Prevention, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

2.40-3.10 pm

Afternoon tea (Level 1 foyers 2, 3 and 4)

Room

Plenary 1

 

Plenary session - Retrospective on Royal Commissions and the way forward

The changing face of corruption: how corruption and serious misconduct in the New South Wales Police has changed since the 1994 Royal Commission

The Honourable Michael Adams QC

Chief Commissioner, Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, New South Wales

3.10-3.55 pm

Thirty years of the Crime and Corruption Commission in the wake of the Fitzgerald Inquiry

Ms Jen O'Farrell

Chief Executive Officer, Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

 

Breaking the cycle: how can we use prevention to avoid the next royal commission

Deputy Commissioner Katie Miller

Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

3.55-4.55 pm

Plenary session - Integrity leaders' panel discussion

Behaviours that mask corruption across the public sector

Leaders of anti-corruption, misconduct and integrity commissions

The Honourable Michael Adams QC

Chief Commissioner, Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, New South Wales

The Honourable Peter Hall QC

Chief Commissioner, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

The Honourable Bruce Lander QC

Commissioner, Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, South Australia

Mr Alan MacSporran QC

Chairperson, Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

The Honourable John McKechnie QC

Commissioner, Corruption and Crime Commission, Western Australia

Mr Greg Melick AO RFD SC

Chief Commissioner, Integrity Commission Tasmania

The Honourable Robert Redlich QC

Commissioner, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

4.55-5 pm

MC closing remarks

5 pm

Conference closes