Each of us has a responsibility to make sound, transparent administrative decisions. Unfortunately, public sector leaders do not always make these sorts of decisions.
In less serious cases, uninformed or ill-considered decisions can lead to major financial problems, delays, and unsuitable solutions – and also adversely affect individual employees.
In the worst cases, these decisions can lead to complaints of corruption, misconduct and maladministration. These complaints have the potential to result in criminal charges.
To ensure you are aware of your obligations as a decision-maker, IPAA is invited you to hear from:
The Hon. Justice Greg Parker, President, South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
“Administrative law principles applicable to decision-making”
The Hon. Bruce Lander QC, Independent Commissioner Against Corruption
“The Role of Administrators:
in considering complaints in relation to potential issues of corruption, misconduct and maladministration in public administration; and
in dealing with matters that have been referred to a public authority by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption”
The session was chaired by Erma Ranieri, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, and you were given the opportunity to ask questions to the panel of speakers.