Australian Public Sector
Anti-Corruption Conference
Independent Commission Against Corruption, New South Wales Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

Program

The APSACC 2017 program is currently being finalised. All confirmed speakers and topics are provided in this preliminary program.

Day 1 – Wednesday 15 November
8:00 – 17:00 Conference Registration
9:00 – 11:00 AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC SECTOR ANTI-CORRUPTION CONFERENCE
Opening Plenary Session


WELCOME AND OPENING
Chief Commissioner, NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Honourable Mark L Wolf
United States District Judge, District of Massachusetts and Chair, Integrity Initiatives International, United States of America
Global impacts of grand corruption and the case for an International Anti-Corruption Court
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Ms Esther George
Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Consultant, United Kingdom
Crossing borders and cybercrime
11:00 – 11:30 Morning Tea
Session 1:
11:30 – 12:45
Concurrent Session A: DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES CASE STUDY Concurrent Session B: SYSTEMS THAT STRENGTHEN THE PUBLIC SECTOR Concurrent Session C: LOCAL GOVERNMENT Concurrent Session D: HEALTH SECTOR
Ms Carolyn Nixon
Director Corruption Prevention and Intelligence Assessments
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity


Mr David Franks
Director, Fraud Prevention
Australian Taxation Office

How to engage for early intervention – lessons learned by ACLEI and the ATO
Mr Graeme Head
Commissioner
Public Service Commission NSW


Professor A J Brown
Public Integrity & Anti-Corruption Centre for Governance & Public Policy
Griffith University, Queensland

Hearing the whistleblowing wake-up call
Mr Allan Yates
Internal Ombudsman Burwood Council, NSW
Factors that impede efforts to address corruption in local government and how to overcome them

Ms Margaret Crawford
Auditor-General of NSW Audit Office auditing local government
Mr Adam Fairhurst
Director, Integrity and Investigations
Metro South Hospital and Health Service, Queensland

“Health scare” – detect, prevent and stamp out fraud and corruption in a large public sector health network
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch
Session 2:
13:30 – 15:00
Concurrent Session A: DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES CASE STUDY Concurrent Session B: EARLY INTERVENTION SYSTEMS Concurrent Session C: LOCAL GOVERNMENT Concurrent Session D: PROCUREMENT
Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland investigation case study.
Confidential information – lessons from Operation Harkin


Mr Craig Hawkins
Operations Coordinator
Corruption Operations
Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland


Senior Sergeant Kerry Lofdalh
Queensland Police Service
Mr Bruce Turner AM
Principal, Bruce Turner and Associates
Boardroom conversations – addressing conflicts, innocent employees, and collaborative corruption reporting

Mr Michael Callan
Director, Black Mouse Consulting
Insider networks (grey networks) – a new look at an old threat

Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius
VEOHRC Review Response, Partnerships and Innovation
Victoria Police
Mr David Wolf
Chief Municipal Inspector
Local Government investigations and Compliance Inspectorate, Victoria

Maintaining integrity and minimising corruption risks during local government elections

Mr Paxton Booth
Director
Office of the Executive Director, Corruption
Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

Practices that create corruption risks and affect transparency, integrity and public confidence in Queensland local government

Dr Cameron Murray
Economist. consultant. blogger. author. Specialist in property, planning, environment, natural resource management, and corruption
Forget transparency. Focus on the honeypot
Dr Benjamin Marx
Senior Corruption Prevention Officer
NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

Operation Yancey – the cost of a poorly designed program of works

Mr Paul Cullen
Principal Manager Anti-Fraud and Corruption
Sydney Trains

Supplier management and the responsibilities of managing fraud and corruption risk

Dr Adam Graycar
Professor of Public Policy
Flinders University, South Australia

Preventing corruption in procurement
15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon Tea
Session 3:
15:30 – 17:00
Concurrent Session A: DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES CASE STUDY Concurrent Session B: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES Concurrent Session C: PLANNING AND INFRASTRUCTURE Concurrent Session D: CODES, VALUES AND MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORKS
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria
Investigation case study:

Investigations into the Department of Education and Training (Operations Dunham and Ord)

Ms Kate Seiffert
Team Leader, Investigations
Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission, Victoria
Mr John Hyde
Chair,
Global Organisation of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, (GOPAC) Oceania Indonesia

Preventing political corruption by targeting the convicted

Mr Manolo Kagahastian
Managing Consultant Strategic Tools Consultancy Services, The Philippines
Corruption prevention and detection systems aimed to reduce corruption in the Philippine Islands

Dr Geisa Cunha Franco
Professor at the Federal University of Goias, Brazil
Visiting researcher University of Surrey, United Kingdom

The impact on Brazil of the international anti-corruption regime
PANEL DISCUSSION:

Panel members:
Ms Julie Walton, The University of Sydney
Mr Chris Johnston, Chief Executive Officer, Urban Taskforce, NSW
Dr Cameron Murray,
Economist. consultant. blogger. author. Specialist in property, planning, environment, natural resource management, and corruption.
Mr David Wolf, Chief Municipal Inspector
Local Government investigations and Compliance Inspectorate, Victoria

Mr Allan Yates, Internal Ombudsman Burwood Council, NSW
Mr Mal Wauchope
Commissioner
Public Sector Commission, Western Australia

Beyond ethical codes – a values based proposition

Ms Tina Baker
Chief Internal Auditor Central Coast Council, NSW
Internal Audit and the challenge of organisational culture

Ms Heather Brown
Executive Director KordaMentha
Corporate culture and bad behaviour – is your head in the sand?
19:00 – 19:30 Pre-Dinner Drinks
19:30 – 23:00 Conference Dinner
Day 2 – Thursday 16 November 2017
8:00 – 17:00 Conference Registration
9:00 – 10:30 Plenary Session

WELCOME
Mr Alan MacSporran QC
Chairperson, Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Mr Chris Currie
Director, Emergency Management; National Preparedness; and Critical Infrastructure Protection
Government Accountability Office, United States of America

Catastrophic disasters in the United States: how to avoid the long term recovery becoming the bigger disaster
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Special Agent George Bokelberg
Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Orleans Division, United States of America
Ray Nagin – the rise and fall of the “Saviour of New Orleans”
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea
Session 4:
11:00 – 12:45
Concurrent Session A: DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES CASE STUDIES Concurrent Session B: NGO OVERSIGHT Concurrent Session C: DATA ANALYTICS Concurrent Session D: THE ROLE OF THE FOURTH ESTATE
NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption investigation into the City of Botany Bay Council case study (Operation Ricco):

Mr Jeffrey Lawrence
Chief Investigator
NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption


Dr Andrew Howe
Senior Corruption Prevention Officer
NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption
Ms Ella Haddad
Manager, Community Sector Relations
Planning, Purchasing and Performance
Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania

Moving towards outcomes based reporting in funding community sector organisations

Ms Eleri Morgan-Thomas
Executive Director
Service System Commissioning
Department of Family and Community Services, NSW

Working with the NGO sector – identifying and managing fraud and corruption risk through contract management
Mr Connor McGarrity
Director, Risks Insights Pty Ltd
Mr Yusuf Moolla
Director, Risks Insights Pty Ltd
Harnessing available data to identify and target your risk hot spots, reduce the costs and maximise the effectiveness of corruption prevention efforts

Mr John Watt
Managing Director Fraud Prevention Experts
Testing organisational culture through data analytics

Dr Madonna Devaney
Principal Research Officer
Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland

Identifying highest corruption risks in the public sector
PANEL DISCUSSION
Facilitator:
Mr Shane Kirne
Deputy Director, Commercial, Financial & Corruption Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

Panel Members:
Mr Tom King
Head of Partnerships, Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Mr Linton Besser
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists member and investigative reporter
Ms Anne Koch
Transparency International Director, Grand Corruption
Mr Alan MacSporran QC
Chairperson, Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch
Session 5:
13:30 – 15:15
Concurrent Session A: CORRUPTION AS A CORPORATE RISK Concurrent Session B: AGENCY EFFECTIVENESS TO REPSOND Concurrent Session C: THE VALUE OF DATA Concurrent Session D: POLICE
  Dr Elizabeth Coombs
Acting NSW Privacy Commissioner
Office of the NSW Privacy Commissioner

Never the twain shall meet: privacy protection and corruption prevention?

Mr Chris Wheeler
Deputy Ombudsman
NSW Ombudsman

Judicial review of administrative decisions: 37 shades of grey in administrative decision-making
Mr Barry Davidow
Director, Fraud Prevention and Governance
A framework for considering corruption in decision making – the Institute of Internal Auditors’ framework

Dr Rebecca Denning
Director Policy and Research
Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland
Sgt Stephen Webb
Misconduct Prevention Unit
New South Wales Police Force

Transforming misconduct prevention training in the NSW Police Force – the professional pathways program

Mr David Sordello
Team Leader, Investigations
Mr Gavin Joseph
Senior Strategic Assessment and Research Officer
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria
Police illicit drug use: IBAC Operations Apsley, Hotham and Yarrowitch
15:15 – 15:45 Afternoon Tea
15:45 – 16:45 CLOSING PLENARY SESSION