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National corruption conference: call for abstracts

This year Australia’s leading anti-corruption event, the Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference, will be held in Melbourne.

Taking place on October 30 and 31, APSACC’s focus is preventing, exposing and responding to corrupt conduct and corruption risks in public institutions, including all levels of government, elected bodies, the judiciary, police and statutory entities.

The theme of APSACC 2019 is ‘Identifying challenges, finding solutions’, and a call for abstracts to provide a presentation at the conference is now open. Presentations focusing on case studies, academic research and good practice approaches to advance knowledge of public sector corruption risks and prevention strategies are encouraged. Submissions are due by 5pm, Friday, February 15, 2019.

The conference will be hosted by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission.

IBAC’s Director of Prevention and Communication Christine Howlett says this year’s program features a number of highly regarded and engaging speakers.

“We’re very pleased that this is the first time APSACC will be hosted by IBAC in Melbourne, in partnership with our colleagues from anti-corruption and police integrity agencies nationally, and work is well underway to develop an outstanding program,” she said.

“The line-up of confirmed international keynote speakers includes Ms Lisa Osofsky, Director, Serious Fraud Office from the United Kingdom, well-known writer and journalist on corruption and its implications, Sarah Chayes, from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Professor Robert Klitgaard of Claremont Graduate University, California.

“As in previous years there will also be an extensive program of plenary sessions, discussion panels and workshops that focus on research, trends, case studies and new methods for preventing, investigating and exposing corruption.”

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