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Anti-Corruption Conferences and Forums

The Transnational Research Institute on Corruption endeavours to be represented at key anti-corruption conferences and forums in Australia and internationally. These events provide an opportunity for research developed by the Institute to be disseminated to other academics and practitioners.

Conference material also adds to the collection of anti-corruption theory and practice held by TRIC. A selection of the material is available below:

Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference 2013

27-28 November 2013

The fourth APSACC Conference was held in Sydney under the theme of Vision.Vigilance.Action. Professor Graycar presented at the conference. A copy of the presentation Corruption: Identifying opportunities and controls is available here.

Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference 2011

15-17 November 2011

At the third APSACC Conference, the TRIC Director contributed to the stream on international perspectives with his presentation on Combating Corruption in Procurement worldwide.

IIAS Working Group IV - Quality of Governance

The Transnational Research Institute on Corruption is represented in Study Group IV of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences. Adam Masters represented TRIC at the first meeting of the study group in Amsterdam, May 2012. At the meeting, Adam Graycar was nominated as a co-chair of the group, along with Leo Huberts of VU University Amsterdam and Tina Nabatchi from the Maxwell School of  Syracuse University, NY.

Since the initial meeting, the Quality of Governance - or QuGo - Study Group has developed a research agenda and conducted a workshop prior to the American Society for Public Administration 2012 conference in New Orleans, 15-19 March 2013. More information on QuGo and can be found here.

New York Department of Investigation - Watchdog II

31 July - 1 August 2013

In July/August 2013, the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption was represented by the Director at Watchdog II Conference: Summit on Anti-Corruption Strategies hosted by the New York City Department of Investigation.  Professor Graycar joined with noted international experts on corruption to discuss research and practice on anti-corruption strategies. Among the other speakers were Professor Susan-Rose Ackerman of Yale University and Professor Michael Johnston of Colgate University as well as practitioners from the government, non-government and private sectors. The conference material including Professor Graycar's presentation is available here.


IBAC / IPAA Victoria - Corrupt Conduct and Investigations Symposium

18 September 2013


In partnership with the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission, the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria) is hosting a Corrupt Conduct and Investigations Symposium. This symposium is aimed at senior public administrators and managers to learn more about the new integrity and anti-corruption framework in Victoria. Covering topics such as the role and consequence of exposing corrupt conduct and the challenge of managing and investigating corruption, featured speakers include Australian National University Professor Adam Graycar, IBAC CEO Alistair Maclean, VAGO Chief Operating Officer, Dr Peter Frost and State Services Authority Commissioner and Chair, Bruce Hartnett.

At the symposium, Professor Graycar presented a research paper commissioned from the Australian National University Transnational Research Institute on Corruption by the IBAC. The paper, Perception of Corruption in Victoria, analyses how corruption in the state is perceived by both the community and senior members of the Victorian public service.

Among the key findings of the research was a strong feeling among the community in Victoria that corruption is on the increase, but respondents can provide few examples of personal experiences of corruption or corruption impacting on their lives directly. Public servants on the other hand did not perceive corruption to be on the increase as strongly as the general public. Fewer than half as many public servants as members of the general public thought corruption in Victoria had increased. 

A copy of the research paper is availabe here.



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