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Everything you need to know to be a good Public Officer

If you are reading this, you probably have an obligation under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 to report certain types of activities or conduct to the Office for Public Integrity. This is because the University is a Public Authority and that means anyone that contributes to its operations is a Public Officer*.

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What does it mean to be a Public Officer?

New FAQs explain If you are a staff member, a titleholder, a volunteer or a contractor to the University, you have legal obligations under the SA Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act. Importantly, this means that you must report any behaviour or conduct you reasonably suspect involves corruption or serious or systemic misconduct or maladministration in […]

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Are you ICAC aware? Attend a short info session

South Australian Public Officers are invited to attend a general awareness session to better understand the mandatory reporting obligations that apply to the University and to Public Officers under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act. The event will be hosted by Deputy Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, Michael Riches. Event details ICAC Awareness for Public Officers Thursday […]

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Anti-corruption challenges – could you spot a trusted insider?

Most of us have played variations of “spot the difference” – like the classic game of Where’s Wally? Identifying a concealed difference amongst a group of  people you know and trust can be much more challenging. In some cases, not understanding this challenge in the workplace can have devastating consequences for you and your colleagues. […]

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Act on wrongdoing and be ICAC aware

Officers of the University have have a crucial role to play in promoting integrity within the University and calling out wrongdoing. All university personnel should be familiar with the University’s Reporting Suspected Wrongdoing webpage. You should also be aware that you have legal obligations under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act to report any reasonable […]

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International Anti-Corruption Day reminder: If you see it, report it!

Last Sunday – 9 December 2018 – was International Anti-Corruption Day. The Day serves to remind everyone that fraud, bribery and corruption are unpalatable features of the global and domestic economies which undermine opportunities for fair exchanges between countries, organisations and individuals. The United Nations has identified the negative impact corruption has on education, health, […]

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ICAC hones in on private email accounts – again

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption has again cautioned public officers about using private email accounts for business purposes in his latest annual report (2017/18). There is nothing wrong with private email accounts in and of themselves, but the Commissioner’s point is that they are not an appropriate medium for official business transactions and records. Persistent […]

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What did you tell your contractors about ICAC?

Contractors might be working for themselves or a private company, but if they are performing contract work for the University then they are a public officer under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (SA). The Commissioner, Hon Bruce Lander QC, will explain the mandatory reporting obligations that apply to contractors at the upcoming event […]

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Met the ICAC? Now’s your chance.

South Australian public officers are invited to attend a general awareness session hosted by the Commissioner, the Hon Bruce Lander QC. The next session has been scheduled for: Thursday 17th August 9:30-10:30am Theatrette, 55 Currie Street, Adelaide, SA You can register here.

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ICAC obligations for contractors too

Did you know that it’s not just University staff who are public officers? Contractors to the University are public officers too, and as such have the same responsibilities and obligations under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (SA).

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