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. This 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.

Workshop content

  1. What are the corruption opportunities that LALCs and NGOs can face?
    • the nature of corruption accountability and decision-making
    • past case examples
    • costs and impact of corruption.
  2. About the ICAC:
    • powers and oversight
    • jurisdiction
    • reporting corruption and public interest disclosures.
  3. Why people act corruptly:
    • motivations for corruption
    • gifts and grooming
    • identifying and managing conflicts of interest.
  4. Corruption prevention:
    • everyone has a role to play
    • strong processes lessen opportunities for corrupt conduct
    • four elements of corruption control
    • supporting the basic standards.

Who should attend:

This workshop is open to board members and staff of LALCs and NGOs.