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IBAC’s key functions include exposing public sector corruption and police misconduct. IBAC also has important education and prevention functions which include examining systems and practices which enable public sector corruption and police misconduct. One way that IBAC does this is through the publication of special reports.
Through our research and investigations, IBAC has observed a range of behaviours that can allow corruption to go undetected and even flourish in public sector agencies.
If they go unchecked, these behaviours enable corruption and misconduct to be covered up or hidden, which impacts the ability to investigate and stop it.
This graphic outlines five key patterns of obscuring or 'cover up' behaviour that can occur and that public sector agencies need to guard against.
Some of the key ways corruption is concealed include: