Integrity and Accountability in Public Administration

The Hon. Ann Vanstone QC commenced as South Australia’s Independent Commissioner Against Corruption on 2 September last year. What has she learned about public administration in South Australia in this time? Where does she think the problems are and what does she think we could do better?

Commissioner Vanstone shares her insights on integrity in public administration and the role we can all play in upholding it.

Following the Commissioner’s address, there was an interview and audience Q&A facilitated by Caroline Mealor, Chief Executive, Attorney-General’s Department.


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The Honourable Ann Vanstone KC

Independent Commission Against Corruption

​On 27 July 2020 it was announced that former Supreme Court Justice, the Honourable Ann Vanstone KC, would be South Australia’s second Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC).

Commissioner Vanstone was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia in 1978. She was appointed Deputy Crown Prosecutor in 1988 and, upon the establishment of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in 1992, Deputy Director.

In 1994 she was appointed Queen’s Counsel. Later in 1994, Commissioner Vanstone left the Director’s office and joined the Independent Bar, where she took briefs in a number of areas. In 1999 she was appointed a Judge of the District Court of South Australia. In 2003 Judge Vanstone was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia. She remained a Justice of that Court until she resigned in 2019.

Commissioner Vanstone commenced her term as Independent Commissioner Against Corruption on 2 September 2020. Her appointment is for a term of seven years.

Commissioner Vanstone is also South Australia’s Judicial Conduct Commissioner. The Commissioner carries out that role concurrently with her role as the ICAC.

Event brought to you by

Government of South Australia

Thursday, 18 February 2021

9:00am (registration and networking morning tea)
9:30am - 11:00am

Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide
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Free for State Government, Personal and Corporate Members

$30 non-members (in-person attendance)

$15 non members (virtual access)