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A review of depots in Victorian local councils
IBAC investigated allegations of corrupt conduct at a council works depot. The investigation uncovered a number of issues relating to the management of the council's depots, including poor record-keeping and lack of audits. Four key areas of corruption risk identified during Operation Continent.
Local Government: Review of council works depots
In 2013, IBAC investigated allegations of corrupt conduct involving employees at a council works depot. Operation Continent identified issues relating to the management of that council’s depot including poor record-keeping, lack of accountability for plant and equipment, inappropriate relationships with external contractors, and inadequate controls including a lack of audits, segregation of duties, and management of conflicts of interest.
A review of integrity frameworks in six Victorian councils
IBAC's Local Government Integrity Framework Project explored the corruption prevention measures in place at six councils. This review highlights both good practices and possible areas for improvement to help councils strengthen their individual integrity frameworks.
A review of integrity frameworks in Victorian public sector agencies
IBAC and the Australian National University (ANU) findings of a survey of 36 randomly selected Victorian public sector agencies. The agencies were asked to identify and describe their integrity systems, and provide examples of potential risks of corruption and the strategies in place to mitigate these risks.
Perceptions of corruption and ethical conduct
IBAC and ANU findings of a national study of the perceptions of the prevalence of corruption in Australia. While it was a national poll, a larger sample was collected for Victoria, with 500 out of the 2,020 surveys conducted in Victoria.