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You are here: Home News and media CMC media releases Media releases — 6 August 2008 – 23 June 2009 Top anti-corruption conference in Brisbane in July — 16.02.2009

Top anti-corruption conference in Brisbane in July — 16.02.2009

APSACC 2009 - Australian Public Sector Anti-corruption Conference: taking responsibility, fighting complacency

Registration has opened for Australia’s leading anti-corruption conference, to be held at Brisbane’s Sofitel Hotel from July 28 – 31.

The Australian Public Sector Anti-corruption Conference (APSACC) is a joint initiative of the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC), the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and the Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC).

The conference will improve delegates’ ability to identify, prevent and manage corruption in the public sector by learning from major anti-corruption bodies and other experts.

The first APSAC Conference was held in Sydney in 2007 and attracted more than 500 delegates.

Organisers hope for even more delegates this year, not only from the host states with anti-corruption commissions, but also from Tasmania, South Australia, Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Robert Needham Chairperson of the CMC said the conference will provide the latest information on how to enhance integrity in the public sector and fight the risk of complacency about corruption.

“It will help delegates realise they don’t have to battle corruption alone,” Mr Needham said.

“We have an unprecedented line-up of high profile speakers and presenters and the conference will provide a unique opportunity to network and share experiences with peers.”

Presenters will include:
• Kerry O’Brien, a prominent and respected name in Australian journalism
• international anti-corruption agency leaders such as the Chair, Commission for Public Complaints Against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Paul Kennedy
• Quentin Dempster, former political editor of the ABC’s 7.30 Report - produced ‘The Sunshine System’ on corruption in Queensland
• the Honourable Paul De Jersey AC, Chief Justice of Queensland, the Honourable Barry O’Keefe QC and Queensland Integrity Commissioner Gary Crooke QC
• Chris Masters, formerly of Four Corners, known for journalistic investigations such as ‘The Moonlight State’ which helped trigger the Fitzgerald Inquiry
• Bryan Dawe - political satirist, appearing as alter-ego Sir Murray Rivers QC, a pompous, politically incorrect former Victorian Supreme Court Judge.

This year’s conference will be of particular interest to health administrators, tertiary institutions and agencies providing services in remote locations, with half day sessions focussing on each of these areas.

Potential delegates can find out more about the conference and register by going to www.APSACC.com.au

The conference will be opened by Queensland Premier, Anna Bligh, and is also being sponsored by the Premiers of NSW and Western Australia and key oversight bodies, the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity, the Police Integrity Commission (NSW) and the Office of Police Integrity (Victoria).

Last updated: 16 January 2012

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