The next rural and regional outreach visit will take place in the New England Region from 6 to 10 May 2019.

The rural and regional outreach program commenced in 2001 to bring corruption prevention advice and resources to non-metropolitan areas of NSW. The ICAC generally conducts two comprehensive rural and regional outreach visits each year. The purpose of the visits, and the program as a whole, is to ensure that rural and regional communities receive anti-corruption messages and that public officials in rural and regional NSW are kept abreast of contemporary prevention approaches.

Each visit includes training workshops for public officials, a community leaders' event and briefing sessions.

Outreach workshops for public officials

ICAC officers will run a selection of free workshops for public officials in Armidale. The workshops cover topics such as:

  • the ICAC's powers, functions and resources available for the public sector
  • identifying opportunities for corruption in systems and processes
  • corruption prevention in procurement
  • putting corruption prevention strategies in place
  • reporting corruption
  • fact finding and conducting internal investigations within a public sector agency or council.

The following workshops are now open for registration by individual NSW public officials in the New England region:

Workshop

Date

Time

Location

Status

Corruption prevention for managers
A practical workshop which focuses on developing an understanding of the nature of corruption, how and why corruption occurs and what managers can do to prevent it. - more information

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

9:00 am – 4.30 pm

Armidale

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Corruption prevention in procurement and contract management
This workshop assists managers and staff with responsibility for procurement activities to identify where the weaknesses in their systems and opportunities for corruption may be. It will also help participants understand what they can do to prevent corruption in the procurement context. - more information

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

9:00 am – 4.30 pm

Armidale

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Fact-finder: An introduction to conducting a fact finding investigation (for non-investigators)
This is an introductory workshop for those who may be required to conduct an internal fact-finding investigation into a complaint or allegations of staff wrongdoing, including misconduct or corrupt conduct. The workshop has a practical focus and includes how to plan, conduct, conclude and report on an internal investigation. Attention will also be given to the principles that underpin investigations, including confidentiality and procedural fairness. - more information

Wednesday, 8 May 2018

9:00 am – 4.30 pm

Armidale

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Corruption prevention for planning professionals
This awareness-raising workshop is specifically designed for town planners and related public officials working within the NSW planning system. It helps these professionals understand what constitutes corrupt conduct and where opportunities for corruption are likely to be hidden. - more information

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

9:00 am – 4.00 pm

Armidale

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Good governance in small boards: Local Aboriginal Land Councils and Non-Government Organisations
Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) can face similar challenges: their board members are usually voluntary, they often have limited staff numbers, and are expected to meet varied responsibilities in their communities. The workshop covers a range of topics and will include discussion about how LALC and NGO board members and staff all play a role in building good governance in their organisations  - more information

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Armidale

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Public interest disclosures management
This workshop provides an overview of your organisation’s obligations under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994. It covers the specific responsibilities of nominated officers and executives, and discusses strategies for managing parties involved in the disclosure. It outlines the role of the NSW Ombudsman in relation to the Act.

Please contact the NSW Ombudsman to register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or toll free 1800 451 524.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

1:00 pm – 4.00 pm

Armidale

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Community activities

The ICAC is hosting a Community Leaders’ event as part of the outreach visit. Prominent members of the local community will be invited to attend and learn about the work of the ICAC. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the Commission's role and its functions in combating public sector corruption in NSW.

Visits to local councils, state agencies and other organisations

A team of ICAC officers will be available to talk to staff in regional offices of state agencies and to local councils, as well as Local Aboriginal Land Councils, non-government organisations, local schools and colleges. The discussions will be informal and will cover a wide range of corruption resistance related issues. There will be opportunities to ask questions, raise problems and discuss relevant events with ICAC staff. These briefings aim to:

  • raise understanding of corruption risks
  • provide practical corruption prevention information
  • give advice on how to report corrupt activities.

Enquiries

Please direct any enquiries about our rural and regional outreach program to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..