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Corruption watchdogs publish guide for public servants

A new publication aims to help public servants identify misconduct and corruption and know what to do about it.

The guide also aims to educate citizens about the Victorian integrity system by explaining the functions of each of the agencies.

Safeguarding integrity: A guide to the integrity system in Victoria was released on Thursday by the state’s three main integrity bodies: the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, the Victorian Ombudsman and the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office.

“Victorian public sector employees are entrusted with special responsibilities and obligations and have specific duties and commitments,” said IBAC commissioner Stephen O’Bryan QC. “That means wherever you work in the Victorian public sector, the integrity system is relevant to you.

“It is essential that public sector employees and the wider community understand misconduct and corruption, and how our integrity system works, to ensure the highest standards of conduct are upheld.”

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David Donaldson

David Donaldson is a journalist at The Mandarin based in Melbourne. He's previously written for The Guardian and Crikey and holds a masters in international relations.