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01 Apr 2016 Recruitment - What could possibly go wrong? The South Australian public sector and local government employs over 100,000 people, making them the State’s largest employment sector. Given that people are the most valuable asset of every agency... Newsletter
01 Apr 2016 Why should you report corruption? If you are a public officer you should report corruption because you have a mandatory obligation to do so. However, even if you did not have an obligation by law, a sense of justice, fairness and... Newsletter
01 Apr 2016 The problem of maladministration Why it can hurt more than corruption

As the name suggests, the South Australian Independent Commissioner Against Corruption is charged with stamping out corruption in South Australian public...
15 Jun 2016 Prosecution pending As a result of a joint investigation between my office and the Anti-Corruption Branch of SAPOL, a 36-year-old Modbury woman was arrested on 17 May 2016. 

The woman who is employed as a public...
Public Statement
11 Aug 2016 ICAC appointed Judicial Conduct Commissioner In January 2015 the Attorney-General announced the government’s intention to introduce a Judicial Conduct Commissioner that would provide an independent avenue for the making of complaints about the... Media Release
01 Sep 2016 Where is the integrity line? Research tells us that the vast majority of people are disinclined to steal money from their social club chocolate box. However, they might occasionally help themselves to a chocolate. Are these two... Newsletter
26 Sep 2016 The ICAC to visit Port Lincoln The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) will visit Port Lincoln as part of regional education program 

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, the Hon. Bruce Lander QC, will...
Media Release
27 Oct 2016 Prosecutions pending On 12 September 2016 a 61-year-old woman from Hawthorn was arrested following an investigation by my office. The woman who is employed as a public officer has been charged with 74 counts of abuse of... Public Statement
22 Nov 2016 The ICAC to visit Mount Gambier The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) will visit Mount Gambier as part of regional education program 

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, the Hon. Bruce Lander QC will...
Media Release
30 Nov 2016 Prosecution pending A report made to the Office for Public Integrity that was assessed as raising a potential matter of corruption, was investigated by my office and a brief of evidence provided to the Director of... Public Statement
01 Jan 2017 Why you should sweat the small stuff The moral code and dishonesty

Dan Ariely is a Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Economics at Duke University in North Carolina. His recent research focuses on what drives people to cheat and...
09 Mar 2017 Public Trustee Evaluation In April 2016 a report was made to the Office for Public Integrity (OPI) alleging that a public officer employed by the Public Trustee had abused her position to unlawfully benefit from one or more... Media Release, The Public Trustee
08 May 2017 Who and what can the ICAC investigate? “This morning The Advertiser published an opinion piece by Law Society President, Tony Rossi, which has subsequently raised questions as to whether or not I can investigate a Minister for... Media Release
25 May 2017 Maladministration investigation in relation to Oakden The ICAC Act empowers me to investigate potential matters of serious or systemic maladministration in public administration, if I am satisfied that it is in the public interest to do so. In order to... Public Statement
29 May 2017 Prosecution pending On 24 April 2017, a 61-year-old man from OB Flat was charged with six counts of wilfully making a statutory declaration, knowing that declaration to be untrue in a material particular. A summons... Public Statement
30 May 2017 Oakden Investigation call for information Last week, whilst appearing before a Parliamentary committee, I announced I would investigate the management of care at the Oakden Older Persons Mental Health Facility. 

My investigation will be...
Public Statement
14 Jun 2017 Prosecutions pending As a result of an investigation undertaken by my office, three people were arrested on 15 and 16 May 2017. 

A 45-year-old woman from Clearview, who is a public officer, has been charged with two...
Public Statement
20 Jul 2017 Prosecutions pending On 23 May 2017, two public officers were charged with criminal offences amounting to corruption under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (ICAC Act). 

A 46-year-old man from...
Public Statement
14 Aug 2017 Prosecution pending On Friday 11 August 2017, a public officer was charged with 20 counts of theft and six counts of dishonestly dealing with documents, being seven minor indictable offences and 19 major indictable... Public Statement
24 Aug 2017 Making a complaint about Police New Police Compaints Scheme

On Friday 1 September 2017, the Office of the Police Ombudsman will close its doors for the last time. The Police Ombudsman, formerly known as the Police Complaints...
Media Release
11 Sep 2017 Prosecution pending On 21 July 2017, a public officer was arrested and charged with one count of abuse of public office. 

It will be alleged that the 43-year-old woman from Waikerie introduced a prohibited item into a...
Public Statement
22 Sep 2017 Prosecutions pending and Maladministration investigation On 15 September 2017 my investigators arrested two public officers. 

A 44-year-old woman of no permanent fixed South Australian address has been charged with deception and dishonestly dealing with...
Public Statement
17 Oct 2017 2016-2017 ICAC/OPI Annual Report published This afternoon the Commissioner's fourth annual report and the third covering a full financial year of operations was tabled in the South Australian Parliament.

The annual report details key...
Media Release
01 Jan 2018 Public integrity is great, but what is it? The offices of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) and the Office for Public Integrity (OPI) were designed to safeguard and enhance confidence in the integrity of public ... Newsletter
01 Jan 2018 Corruption and corrosion - Same same, but different? Corruption is one of those terms that people frequently use and generally think they understand. But the everyday social use of the term can be somewhat hard to define precisely, even though we... Newsletter