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You are here: Home News and media CMC media releases Media releases — 19 July 2006 – 28 June 2007 CMC visits Longreach for seminars on misconduct issues — 10.11.2006
You are here: Home News and media CMC media releases Media releases — 19 July 2006 – 28 June 2007 CMC visits Longreach for seminars on misconduct issues — 10.11.2006

CMC visits Longreach for seminars on misconduct issues — 10.11.2006

The Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) will hold seminars at Longreach next week (13 - 17 November) to help public sector agencies prevent and deal with corruption and other types of misconduct in regional Queensland.

The CMC’s visit follows a similar forum held in Charleville in October and forms part of an ongoing education program which includes seminars in various centres throughout the state.

The itinerary of the Longreach visit is as follows:

  • On Monday 13 November the team will make a presentation to employees of state government agencies based on the CMC’s comprehensive 12 module Facing the Facts guide
  • On Tuesday 14 November some team members will deliver in-house training for Longreach Shire Council staff, meet with police and community groups, and others will attend a meeting of the Regional Managers’ Coordination Network
  • On Wednesday 15 November there will be a presentation to local government councillors and staff on the practical management of misconduct in local government.

The events will be held at the Joan Moloney Conference Centre, Albert Park Motor Inn, Cnr Sir Hudson Fysh Drive and Stork Road.

Commenting on the visit team leader and CMC Director of Complaints, Helen Couper, says the CMC is known for its high profile work in investigations and handling complaints, but other very important tasks include equipping public agencies with information and resources to enhance their ability to handle official misconduct.

‘This part of our work is not glamorous enough to command headlines in the media.  However, it’s vital to combat official misconduct in workplaces and provide the correct setting for an appropriate culture and high levels of integrity in public sector dealings.

‘We provide targeted and timely resources such as advisory papers, toolkits and training to help government agencies deliver their particular services in an accountable and ethical environment.

‘While there will always be a need for an independent body like the CMC to deal with serious, systemic and high profile allegations of corruption, we do spend a considerable amount of time in building the ability of various agencies to prevent and detect misconduct,’ Ms Couper said.


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Stephen Dalziel – Communications Officer (Media)
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Last updated: 16 January 2012

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