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Rural and regional outreach program

The next Outreach visit will be held in the South East Region from 11 to 14 November 2019.

The program commenced in 2001 to bring corruption prevention advice and resources to non-metropolitan areas of NSW. The ICAC generally conducts two comprehensive rural and regional outreach visits each year. The purpose of the visits, and the program as a whole, is to ensure that rural and regional communities receive anti-corruption messages and that public officials in rural and regional NSW are kept abreast of contemporary prevention approaches.

Each visit includes training workshops for public officials, a community leaders' event and briefing sessions.

Outreach workshops for public officials

ICAC officers will run a selection of free workshops for public officials in Albury. The workshops cover topics such as:

  • the ICAC's powers, functions and resources available for the public sector

  • identifying opportunities for corruption in systems and processes

  • corruption prevention in procurement

  • putting corruption prevention strategies in place

  • reporting corruption

  • fact finding and conducting internal investigations within a public sector agency or council.

 

Workshop Date Time Location Status

Corruption prevention for managers
A practical workshop which focuses on developing an understanding of the nature of corruption, how and why corruption occurs and what managers can do to prevent it.
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Tuesday
12 Nov
9:00am - 4:30pm Queanbeyan
CBD

Closed

Corruption prevention in procurement and contract management 
This workshop assists managers and staff with responsibility for procurement activities to identify where the weaknesses in their systems and opportunities for corruption may be. It will also help participants understand what they can do to prevent corruption in the procurement context. 
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Tuesday
12 Nov
 9:00am -
4:00pm
 Queanbeyan
CBD

Closed

Fact-finder: An introduction to conducting a fact finding investigation (for non-investigators)
This is an introductory workshop for those who may be required to conduct an internal fact-finding investigation into a complaint or allegations of staff wrongdoing, including misconduct or corrupt conduct. The workshop has a practical focus and includes how to plan, conduct, conclude and report on an internal investigation. Attention will also be given to the principles that underpin investigations, including confidentiality and procedural fairness.  
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Wednesday
13 Nov

9:00am -
4:30pm
Queanbeyan
CBD

Closed

Corruption prevention for planning professionals
This awareness-raising workshop is specifically designed for town planners and related public officials working within the NSW planning system. It helps these professionals understand what constitutes corrupt conduct and where opportunities for corruption are likely to be hidden.
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Wednesday
13 Nov
9:00am -
4:00pm
Queanbeyan
CBD

Closed

Good governance in small boards
Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) can face similar challenges: their board members are usually voluntary, they often have limited staff numbers, and are expected to meet varied responsibilities in their communities. The workshop covers a range of topics and will include discussion about how LALC and NGO board members and staff all play a role in building good governance in their organisations. 
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Wednesday
13 Nov

9:00am -
12:30pm 
Queanbeyan
CBD

Closed

Hot topic: Strengthening employment screening practices
Ensuring that your preferred job candidate is all that they claim to be can be challenging. This one-hour session provides practical advice and is open to representatives from the public and private sectors and NGOs more.
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Thursday
14 Nov
10:30am -
11:30am 
 Queanbeyan
CBD

Closed


For further information about the NSW ICAC workshops or assistance in registering, please contact workshops@icac.nsw.gov.au .

Community activities

The ICAC is hosting a Community Leaders’ event as part of the outreach visit. Prominent members of the local community will be invited to attend and learn about the work of the ICAC. Attendees also have the opportunity to ask questions about the Commission's role and its functions in combating public sector corruption in NSW.

Visits to local councils, state agencies and other organisations

A team of ICAC officers will be available to talk to staff in regional offices of state agencies and to local councils, as well as Local Aboriginal Land Councils non-government organisations, local schools and colleges. The discussions are informal and cover a wide range of corruption resistance related issues. There is the opportunity to ask questions, raise problems and discuss relevant events with ICAC staff. These briefings aim to:

  • raise understanding of corruption risks
  • provide practical corruption prevention information
  • give advice on how to report corrupt activities

Enquiries

Please direct any enquiries you may have about our rural and regional outreach program to outreach@icac.nsw.gov.au