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 Hon. Robert Redlich QC
Commissioner, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

OFFICIAL OPENING

9.30-10.15 am

Who's corrupt?

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Professor Robert Klitgaard

Claremont Graduate University, California

10.15-11 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Justice Jennifer Coate

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 Veronica McGowan
Director Prevention and Communication, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

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

FACILITATOR: To be confirmed

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 Alistair McCulloch

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

Understanding and responding to corruption involving senior executives

Dr Russell G. Smith

Principal Criminologist, Australian Institute of Criminology

An investigation into the New South Wales Police Force’s implementation of a complex Act

Speaker to be confirmed

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

 

Presentation to be confirmed
 

 

Managing the employment cycle of a Council Chief Executive Officer

Mr David Wolf

Chief Municipal Inspector, Local Government Inspectorate, Victoria

Culture and leadership: how to embed integrity into leadership practice 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, Ernest & Young, Victoria

Presentation to be confirmed
 

 

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

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

Conflict of interest in the Victorian public sector: risks and opportunities

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

 

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

Associate Professor Michael Segon

School of Business and Law CQUniversity, Australia

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 EXAMINATION POWERS

Theme: REPORTING CORRUPTION AND MISCONDUCT

Theme: USE OF DATA IN CORRUPTION PREVENTION

Theme: CASE STUDIES

 

FACILITATOR: Justice Jennifer Coate
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: Deputy Commissioner Simon Heath
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria

 

The prosecution/reporting dilemma: a Commissioner's perspective

The Hon. John McKechnie QC

Commissioner, Corruption and Crime Commission, Western Australia

Key outcomes from Whistle While They Work Research

Professor A J Brown

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

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

Assistant 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

Presentation to be confirmed
 

 

NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption case study

Mr Lewis Rangott

Executive Director Corruption Prevention, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

7-7.30 pm

Pre-dinner drinks (Sovereign foyer, Level 5)

7.30-11 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

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr Laode M Syarif

Commissioner of Corruption Eradication Commission of 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 Teresa Banman
Director, 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

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




Emeritus Professor John McMillan AO

Australia National University




Professor Tim Prenzler

Professor of Criminology, University of the Sunshine Coast

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

Director, Policy and Research, Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland




Commissioner Peter Martin APM

Commissioner, Queensland Corrective Services

 
 

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

Director Performance, Assurance and Risk, Department of Justice, Western Australia

 
 

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: 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:To be confirmed

 

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

Transparency International - corruption challenges for the world for the next 10 years

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

Presentation to be confirmed
 

 

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

Ms Danielle Moon

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

NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption case study

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 Hon. 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 leader's panel discussion

Reflections and insights into corruption prevention: challenges and solutions

Leaders of anti-corruption, misconduct and integrity commissions

4.55-5 pm

MC closing remarks

5 pm

Conference closes