Government Law Series 2024: Unveiling Transparency: NSW’S Anti-Corruption Landscape and the Role of NACC

Join us to unravel the complexities of anti-corruption measures in New South Wales. Hear insights from NSW ICAC about it’s recent investigation report and it’s maturity model. Learn how to write an Agency’s compliance program for the National Anti-Corruption Commission Act and tips for planning and conducting internal administrative inquiries. WEB243N58CZ
Monday, 18 March 2024
Chair:

Amy Douglas-Baker, Barrister at Fourth Floor Selborne Chambers

2.00pm to 3.00pm Corruption and Integrity: NSW ICAC Insights from its Recent Investigation Reports and its Corruption Control Maturity Publications
  • Recent ICAC investigation reports, including an overview of:
    • corrupt conduct findings made
    • corruption prevention issues identified\
  • ICAC corruption maturity model including the:
    • pillars of controls and how they work together in mature corruption control
    • supporting systems and processes, and how they allow these pillars to be implemented effectively and efficiently

Presented by Dr Benjamin Marx, Principal Officer, Corruption Prevention, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

3.00pm to 4.00pm The Future of Integrity: Navigating the National Anti-Corruption Commission's Blueprint
  • Designing an Agency’s compliance program for the National Anti-Corruption Commission Act
  • Planning and conducting internal administrative inquiries when serious or systemic corrupt conduct is suspected
  • Reporting suspected serious or systemic corrupt conduct to the NACC,
  • Consequences for a failure to report
  • Responding to a stop-action direction from the NACC
  • Compelling participation by witnesses in interviews
    • The production of information during an Agency’s internal inquiry,
    • Witness objections and protections
    • The relevance of secrecy obligations and the Privacy Act 1988 during an inquiry

Presented by Dr Stephen Gordon Thompson, Special Counsel, Sparke Helmore; Accredited Specialist in Government and Administrative Law

Description

Attend and earn 2 CPD units in Substantive Law
This program is based on NSW legislation

Presenters


Dr. Benjamin Marx, Principal Officer Corruption Prevention, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption
Benjamin Marx commenced in ICAC’s Corruption Prevention division in 2006. He has managed or led many ICAC corruption prevention projects, including those on employment screening, invoice payment controls, IT contractors and NGO-delivered human services. He is also currently managing the ICAC CP in Practice project that is examining how corruption control is implemented within NSW state government agencies. Dr Marx has also performed or managed corruption prevention analysis on over 20 ICAC investigations, led many internal analyses of ICAC complaint data, and currently manages ICAC’s program of speaking engagements and training workshops. In 2020, he returned to ICAC from an 18-month secondment to Transport for NSW where he was responsible for TfNSW’s fraud and corruption prevention program. Prior to working at ICAC, he completed a PhD in Psychology at the University of Sydney that explored some of the cognitive and attitudinal elements of moral reasoning, having previously conducted research on relative risk judgements.


Stephen Gordon Thompson, Special Counsel, Sparke Helmore
Dr Stephen Thompson is a special counsel with Sparke Helmore, solicitors. He is an accredited specialist in public and administrative law in NSW and practices exclusively in that area. He is a legal officer in the Army Reserve practising in military administrative law.




This seminar is part of a series

Government Law Series 2024

This series, designed for Government lawyers, provides key updates you need in your role. Discover the intricacies of governmental transparency and data protection. Hear from the NSW Ombudsman's Office about the intricacies of whistleblowing and the implications of the new legislation. Delve into the latest developments surrounding the new legislation and handling whistleblowing investigations. Hear insights from NSW ICAC about it’s recent investigation report and maturity model. Learn how to write an Agency’s compliance program for the National Anti-Corruption Commission Act and tips for internal administrative inquiries. WEB243N58Z

Description

Attend the entire series and earn 4 CPD units including:
3 units in Substantive Law
1 unit in Practice Management and Business Skills

This program is based on NSW legislation

 

If you register for the full series as a live online product after the date of an individual session, you will be sent the recording for the sessions that have passed. Alternatively, you can register for individual sessions by following the links below.

 

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