On 2nd September 2013 The Hon Justice Bruce Lander QC officially commenced as South Australia’s inaugural Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) following his resignation from the Federal Court of Australia. The role of the Commissioner is to identify and investigate corruption in public administration, and prevent or minimise corruption, misconduct and maladministration in public administration.
The Office for Public Integrity (OPI) is responsible to the Commissioner and is the central point of contact to receive and assess complaints and reports about corruption, misconduct and maladministration in public administration.
In collaboration with The Office for Public Integrity and Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Public Integrity Reform Project the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) are scheduling a presentation and panel event titled Public Integrity Reform – Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) on the 19th September.
The event will be opened by the Hon John Rau, Deputy Premier and Attorney-General, with the key note speaker being the Commissioner and other presenters include the Deputy Commissioner of Police and the Ombudsman. There will be an interactive panel discussion consisting of the presenters and the Police Ombudsman and other public sector officials, during which the audience will also have the opportunity to direct questions to the panel. The event will explain the role of the Commissioner, the role of the OPI and how these will interact with other inquiry agencies i.e. the Ombudsman, Police Ombudsman, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment and SA’s law enforcement agency, SAPOL.
For further information on ICAC and to locate the recently released Directions and Guidelines for Inquiry Agencies, Public Authorities and Public Officers visit www.icac.sa.gov.au