APSACC returns to Sydney

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference (APSACC). As host city of the inaugural conference in 2007, Sydney will take the reins once again this November to deliver the three-day program of Australia’s premier gathering of practitioners in the corruption and misconduct space.

NSW ICAC Chief Commissioner, the Hon Peter Hall QC, said he was looking forward to hosting APSACC 2017 along with the Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland. “The conference is an essential meeting point for a range of professionals to share insights and learn about effective strategies for building resistance to corruption and misconduct threats in the public sector.”

“There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to practitioners working to achieve that outcome,” added Commissioner Hall. “There are public officials, academics, policy advisers and police officers as well as specialists in human resources and healthcare, to name a few; people who are less likely to meet and share their experiences in other circumstances. Indeed, APSACC continues to attract the participation of hundreds of people with a variety of professional backgrounds from across Australia and other countries.”

Commissioner Hall will deliver the official welcome on 15 November, when APSACC 2017 will be launched by NSW Premier the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP. The ceremony will be followed by keynote presentations from US judge Mark Wolf, the leading proponent of an international anti-corruption court, and UK cybercrime and cybersecurity expert Esther George.

The program includes more than 70 speakers and panellists in over 22 concurrent sessions featuring case studies, systems and discussions, and a full day of interactive workshops. Topics include grand corruption (the abuse of public office for private profit by a nation's leaders), information integrity and data analytics, and signs and measures of police corrupt conduct.  

A panel discussion on planning and development will be facilitated by ABC senior court reporter Jamelle Wells with seven panel members including former Sydney lord mayor and minister Frank Sartor AO, economist and blogger Cameron Murray, and Victorian Chief Municipal Inspector David Wolf. 

George Bokelberg, criminal investigator with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Chris Currie from the US Accountability Office, and Dr Geisa Cunha Franco from Brazil’s Federal University of Goiás are among APSACC’s international guest speakers. 

APSACC is a joint initiative of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption and the Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland.

APSACC 2017 partners are Integrity Commission Tasmania, Transparency International Australia, Institute of Public Administration Australia NSW, Public Sector Commission WA, Public Service Commission Queensland, Queensland Ombudsman, NSW Ombudsman, Public Service Commission NSW, Corruption Prevention Network Queensland, Commonwealth Ombudsman, Audit Office of NSW and NSW Premier and Cabinet.

More information and registration details for APSACC 2017 are available at www.apsac.com.au.

Media contact: ICAC A/Manager Communications & Media Ellie Prodromou 02 8281 5913 / 0417 467 801