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The ICAC in the Riverland

Published on 12 May 2015

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption to conduct ICAC seminars in the Riverland

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, the Hon. Bruce Lander QC, will be in Berri on 20 and 21 May 2015 to speak to public officers in the Riverland region about the role and functions of his office. 

“Although my office has been in existence for 18 months there is still some confusion about the types of conduct that public officers have an obligation to report to the Office for Public Integrity,” said Commissioner Lander. 

Under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (ICAC Act), the Commissioner is required to facilitate an education program aimed at eliminating or minimising corruption, misconduct and maladministration in South Australian public administration. ICAC awareness sessions are an important part of this program as detecting wrongdoing relies heavily on people understanding and acting upon their reporting obligations. 

Commissioner Lander will run three education sessions aimed at assisting public officers to understand the types of behaviour that must be reported to the Office for Public Integrity. 

He will deliver a dedicated session for the Elected Members of the Berri Barmera Council, the Renmark Paringa Council and the District Council of Loxton Waikerie. The CEO of the Berri Barmera Council, Mr David Beaton, has kindly offered to host this event in their council chambers. 

The Commissioner will also run a session for the staff of all three councils and a session for state government public officers working in the region. Both of these sessions will be held at the Berri Resort Hotel. 

Public officers interested in attending a session can find more information and register on the ICAC website.