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Welcome to the Corruption Prevention Network (Queensland)

The Corruption Prevention Network (Queensland) aims to equip corruption prevention and fraud control practitioners with the necessary knowledge and applied skills to effectively combat unethical conduct in Queensland government, the private business sector and the wider community generally.

CPNQ aims to build capacity within organisations and between interested people through:

  • creating opportunities for networking with fellow practitioners and academics;
  • professional development; and
  • access to information/resources.

The CPNQ is purely for the exchange of knowledge about corruption prevention techniques between members. The CPNQ is not a complaint management body and cannot champion any individual cause or case however worthy.

More detailed information about CPNQ is located in 'About Us'.

The Queensland Perspective

During the late 1980s the 'Fitzgerald' Royal Commission uncovered widespread corruption in the Queensland Government, in particular the Police Force, which led to numerous criminal convictions and dismissal of public officials for various acts of official misconduct and disciplinary breaches. The inquiry provided the immediate catalyst for a complete overhaul of the police service, but also contributed to the reform of the governance and integrity framework in Queensland generally.

The major components of the Queensland governance and integrity framework are fundamentally legislative and organisational in nature. Corruption and fraud prevention practitioners should be aware of the following legislation that has been enacted in Queensland to assist with proactive anti-corruption strategies and effective responses to incidents that occur in the workplace including misconduct, criminal acts, workplace bullying, harrassment, discrimination and other negative behaviours that impact on professionalism and the health and welfare of those individuals who are directly affected by such conduct.


Individual employment legislation, such as the Public Service Act 1996 and the Police Service Administration Act 1990, establish individual provisions that define standards of conduct and procedures for the investigation, determination and sanctions in relation to disciplinary breaches, misconduct and official misconduct.

The following legislation supports these specific employment provisions:

Public Sector Ethics Act 1994 Outlines the key principles for the conduct of public officials including Respect for the law and the system of government, Respect for persons, Integrity, diligence, and economy and efficiency and mandates the development and implementation of codes of conduct within the public sector.
Crime and Corruption Act 2001 To combat and reduce the incidence of major crime and to reduce the incidence of corruption in the public sector.
Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 The principal object of the legislation is to promote the public interest by protecting persons who disclose unlawful, negligent or improper conduct affecting the public sector, danger to public health or safety or the environment.

Key Agencies in Queensland

  • Crime and Corruption Commission Queensland CCC
  • Public Service Commission Queensland PSC
  • Queensland Integrity Commission Integrity
  • Queensland Ombudsman Ombudsman
  • Office of the Information Commissioner Queensland OQIC
  • Queensland Audit Office QAO
  • Queensland Police Service QPS
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"Taking Corruption Seriously"

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