In the last three months IBAC has hosted a number of events targeted at a wide variety of stakeholders as part of our important prevention and education work. When it comes to sharing information and insights with our stakeholders who work to strengthen integrity across the public sector, we make a point to host the best learning experience we can. Read on to learn more about the events and topics covered, and remember if you weren’t able to attend, click on the links provided to watch the webinars.
Public Interest Disclosure Coordinator Forum
IBAC's annual Public Interest Disclosure (PID) Coordinator Forum was held via webinar on Wednesday 26 May. The forum was hosted by IBAC Deputy Commissioner David Wolf, and was attended by approximately 160 PID Coordinators and integrity professionals from state and local government. The program included presentations from presenters with firsthand experience in managing PID complaints including Kris Waring (Department of Justice and Community Safety), Phil De Losa and Kelly Shacklock (Kingston City Council).
The presenters provided valuable insights on how they handle PID complaints and what they do to promote an 'integrity culture' within their organisations. Attendees were able to test their own practical know-how by working through some case-study scenarios in state and local government break-out rooms hosted by Deputy Victorian Ombudsman Megan Philpot, and Chief Municipal Inspector, Michael Stefanovic. You can find the webinar recording along with more information and resources in the Public Interest Disclosure Coordinators section of our website.
Exposing corruption – how IBAC handles corruption complaints (Law Week 2021)
IBAC hosted a webinar Exposing corruption – how IBAC handles corruption complaints for Law Week 2021 on Friday 21 May. Deputy Commissioners David Wolf and Kylie Kilgour discussed how to make a complaint, how complaints are actioned by IBAC and how investigations are launched. They then responded to questions from the audience. Over 170 people tuned into the webinar. If you missed the live event, it's now available on our website.
Corruption Prevention & Integrity Insights forum: Conflicts of interest
IBAC hosted a Corruption Prevention & Integrity Insights forum: Conflicts of interest on Thursday 10 June 2021. This live webinar explored the topic of conflicts of interest, drawing on scenarios and research from IBAC and other integrity agencies. Panel members included IBAC's Deputy Commissioner David Wolf, and senior executives from other public sector organisations and integrity bodies including the Victorian Public Sector Commission, Local Government Victoria, Department of Education and Training, Victorian Ombudsman and the Local Government Inspectorate.
The forum focussed on the importance of identifying, disclosing and managing conflicts of interest and how corruption risks can arise if conflicts of interest are not properly identified or managed, both within the regional and metropolitan context.
Over 300 people tuned into the webinar on the day which is a record for IBAC for this forum. If you weren’t able to attend, it is now available to watch on our website