CPNQ Newsletter May 2022

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In this newsletter we provide you a range of resources and updates on recent activities:

CPNQ April 2022 Lunch Box Session – Public Interest Disclosures

Another successful lunchtime session which included discussion about the new ISO37002:2021 International Standard – Whistleblowing Management Systems.

CPNQ Committee member David Lavell, Director Integrity and Investigations University of Queensland (UQ), chaired an excellent session on “All things PID (Whistleblowers)”.

Special thanks to Professor A J Brown, Professor of Public Policy & Law Griffith University and PhD candidate, and to Jane Olsen, Griffith University PhD candidate, who stood in for Louise Rosemann, Principal Advisor Public Interest Disclosures, Qld Ombudsman’s Office, at short notice.

Also, we are grateful to UQ for their ongoing sponsorship and the provision of their UQ City Campus where members were able to attend in person and enjoyed the networking opportunity this brings.

The session was a good opportunity for members and others to learn about the application and value of the new International Standard ISO 37002:2021 on Whistleblowing Management Systems.

Find out more about the standard: Whistleblower management systems – a quick guide to the new International Standard (ISO37002)

CPNQ Membership

We are excited to announce that CPNQ membership has grown over the last year.  Membership provides a wide array of benefits including:

  • Free topical presentations and events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Up to date information on all things Integrity
  • Member portal access via the website to keep your details up to date
  • Notification of job opportunities and more
  • Low-cost membership fee

Anti-corruption savvy members are including their CPNQ membership on their CVs as they find that CPNQ is a valuable resource to support their careers.

You can become a member or recommend membership via this link: Join CPNQ Now

Integrity in the Australian Public Service – Podcast Series

The Institute of Public Administration Australia (APS) brings you Integrity in the Australian Public Service Podcast Series. 

Integrity can be defined in many ways.  It’s about accountability, honesty, and doing the right thing.  It’s a learnable skill demonstrated through words, deeds, and behaviours.  It’s also core to building a high-performing, professional public service that delivers quality outcomes for all Australians.

The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) and IPAA ACT have produced a four-part Integrity in the APS podcast series.  It explores the meaning of integrity and the pro-integrity culture and framework that the APS has built to engender trust, professionalism and accountability across the service.

Podcasts one and four speak to building an integrity focused culture. Listen to the conversations: Episode 1 – Understanding Integrity or access the entire podcast series here: Integrity in the APS podcast

Whistleblowing in Nursing

Toni Hoffman (the Dr Death whistle-blower) speaks on whistleblowing in nursing and her experiences at Bundaberg Hospital. Check it out here: Whistleblowing in Nursing.

Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference (APSACC)

The Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference (APSACC) is Australia’s premier corruption prevention forum and returns to Sydney from 15 to 17 November 2022 at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney.  Australia’s leading anti-corruption event will take place as a two-day conference and allow for both physical and virtual participation.  

APSACC 2022 will bring together Australian and international anti-corruption experts to speak on risk identification and management, emerging trends and innovative approaches to combat corruption and heighten workplace integrity systems.  The conference will include plenary sessions, discussion panels and workshops, and provide opportunities for developing professional networks across a wide range of jurisdictions and expertise.

Keynote speakers and early bird registration dates will be announced soon.

APSACC 2022 dates:

  • Tuesday 8 November – virtual workshops
  • Tuesday 15 November – in-person workshops and welcome reception (in-person)
  • Wednesday 16 November – first conference day (in-person or virtual), pre-dinner drinks and gala dinner (in-person)
  • Thursday 17 November – second conference day (in-person or virtual)

APSACC 2022 is jointly-hosted by the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI), the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (NSW ICAC) and the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC).

CPNQ Contributions

Any views expressed in this newsletter do not necessarily represent the views of the CPNQ Committee or CPNQ affiliates. Email us at CPNQ Committee if you have comments or would like to provide a contribution towards a future newsletter.