Transparency International Australia and Griffith University's Centre for Governance and Public Policy will co-host the first biennial National Integrity conference under the theme, 'Building the Public/Private Alliance'. The conference aims to instigate robust discussion on 'all that we value, and all we can strengthen, in Australia’s systems of integrity, accountability and anti-corruption'. The event will feature several notable speakers from government, academia, accountability agencies, the judiciary and the private sector from Queensland, interstate and overseas.
Held at the Novotel Hotel in central Brisbane, the conference will run over two days, from Thursday 16 to Friday 17 March 2017. For more details of the event, including registration and a program of speakers, see the links below to the conference website and the conference flyer.
A federal anti-corruption agency for Australia?
Policy Online carries a link (17.3.17) to a discussion paper released at the National Integrity conference, putting the case for a federal anti-corruption agency.
'This major paper, canvassing key issues for the design of a federal anti-corruption commission, has been released at National Integrity 2017, as part of a new assessment of Australia’s systems of integrity, accountability and anti-corruption.
'The paper includes perspectives from Transparency International Chairman, Anthony Whealy QC, Flinders University professor, Adam Graycar, and Professor Brown on the gaps and concerns in Australia’s institutions which are leading to calls for a new federal anti-corruption body.'