Previous investigations by the CCC and other anti-corruption agencies throughout Australia have demonstrated how organisational change processes can provide opportunities for corruption and decrease the early detection of wrongdoing.
An awareness of the risks associated with organisational change is vital in the current environment where there is increasing pressure on the public sector to quickly respond to the challenges arising from the COVID-19 health pandemic and its impact on the economy. The need for immediate and innovative responses, combined with changing organisational structures and oversight mechanisms within departments, presents new risks and opportunities for corruption.
This publication is aimed at the heads of public sector agencies, senior managers and members of audit and risk committees. It aims to alert senior decision-makers to current corruption risks arising from the changing public sector and economic landscape and provide advice about ways to mitigate these risks.
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