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Anti-corruption is a bureaucracy in itself!

Seems like big government is on the march! How many departments do we need to make sure the government is doing its job? Maybe we have too much government which means too much corruption and too many watchdogs – wouldn’t it be simply to just rely on the law and the courts rather than government assessing ITSELF!

Attorney General’s Department
The Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department provides support to the Government in the maintenance and improvement of Australia’s system of law and justice and its national security and emergency management systems.
www.ag.gov.au

Audit Office of NSW
Assists the Auditor-General in conducting audits and related services. As well as conducting financial, compliance and performance audits, the Audit Office examines allegations of serious and substantial waste of public money under the Protected Disclosures Act 1994.
www.audit.nsw.gov.au

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) ensures individuals and businesses comply with the Commonwealth competition, fair trading and consumer protection laws.
www.accc.gov.au

Australian Crime Commission
The Australian Crime Commission (ACC) is Australia’s national criminal intelligence agency
www.crimecommission.gov.au

Australian Federal Police
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) focus on counter-terrorism, human trafficking and sexual servitude, cyber-crime, peace operations, protection and other transnational crimes.
www.afp.gov.au

Australian Government
Links to federal government agencies and state and territory government sites.
www.australia.gov.au

Australian Institute of Criminology
Studies crime and criminal justice in Australia.
www.aic.gov.au

Australian National Audit Office
Provides a range of audit services to the Parliament and Commonwealth public sector agencies and statutory bodies.
www.anao.gov.au

Australian Public Service Commission
Manages public sector resources in the Australian Public Service.
www.apsc.gov.au

Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator.
www.asic.gov.au/asic/asic.nsf

Australian Taxation Office
Manages and shapes tax, excise and superannuation systems that fund services for Australians.
www.ato.gov.au

Connecting NSW
The NSW Government website that links to all state government agencies.
www.nsw.gov.au

Corruption and Crime Commission (Western Australia)
The Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) exposes corruption by officials in Western Australian public office, in order to provide the community with better public services and administration.
www.ccc.wa.gov.au

Corruption Prevention Network
The Corruption Prevention Network (CPN) is an incorporated body which operates through an organising committee of elected volunteer public officials and non-voting nominees from NSW central and watchdog agencies. It welcomes the participation of anybody in Australia and internationally, from both the private and public sector, who is interested in preventing fraud and corruption.
www.corruptionprevention.net

Crime and Misconduct Commission (Queensland)
The Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) fights crime and promotes integrity in Queensland.
www.cmc.qld.gov.au

Crown Solicitor’s Office of NSW
The New South Wales Crown Solicitor provides legal services to the State Government of New South Wales.
www.cso.nsw.gov.au/lawlink/crown_solicitors_office/cso_ll.nsf/pages/CSO_index

Department of Fair Trading
Provides information and accepts complaints about consumer issues.
www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au

Energy and Water Ombudsman
For energy and water complaints.
www.ewon.com.au

Ethics Advisory Service
A service for all Australian Public Service (APS – Commonwealth) employees who want advice on ethical issues in the workplace and on how to make sound decisions around these issues.
www.apsc.gov.au/ethics/index.html

Ethics Resource Centre
The Ethics Resource Centre is a resource centre for institutions committed to strong ethics cultures and provides independent research and information on ethical standards and practices in public and private institutions.
www.ethics.org

Financial Ombudsman Service
For disputes with financial service providers.
www.fos.org.au

Health Care Complaints Commission
Independent statutory body that handles complaints about health care practitioners and health services.
www.hccc.nsw.gov.au

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
ICC activities cover a broad spectrum, from arbitration and dispute resolution to making the case for open trade and the market economy system, business self-regulation, fighting corruption or combating commercial crime.
www.iccwbo.org

Judicial Commission of NSW
Assists courts to achieve consistency on sentencing, educates and trains judicial officers and examines complaints against judicial officers.
www.judcom.nsw.gov.au

Lawlink
NSW Attorney General’s Department, with comprehensive links to legal information such as courts and tribunals, the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner, Legal Aid and the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.
www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au

Legal Representation Office
The Legal Representation Office of the Attorney General’s Department may provide legal representation for persons affected by an ICAC investigation.
www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au

Local Government Managers Australia
Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) is the leading professional association representing managers and aspiring managers in local government.
www.lgmansw.com.au

National Public Private Partnerships Forum
Delivers improved project and related service outcomes through harmonising policies and processes, and encouraging better coordination and information sharing among Australian governments. 
www.pppforum.gov.au

NSW Aboriginal Land Council
This site provides up-to-date information on the objectives, services and activities of the NSWALC and its members and information on issues affecting Aboriginal people in NSW and around Australia.
www.alc.org.au

NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) is the official source of NSW crime statistics.
www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/bocsar

NSW Chief Information Office
Ensures that the NSW Government’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) strategies and associated programs meet the needs of the people of New South Wales.
www.gcio.nsw.gov.au

NSW Department of Commerce – now the NSW Department of Services, Technology and Administration (DSTA)
Makes doing business in NSW simple, accessible and fair for employees, consumers and industry while providing best value for government.
www.commerce.nsw.gov.au

NSW Department of Local Government
The NSW Department of Local Government (DLG) is the state agency responsible for local government across NSW
www.dlg.nsw.gov.au/dlg/dlghome/dlg_index.asp

NSW Department of Planning
NSW Department of Planning aims to achieve right balance between jobs and the environment through comprehensive assessment of major economic developments and infrastructure projects
www.planning.nsw.gov.au

NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
Manages public sector resources in New South Wales.
www.dpc.nsw.gov.au

NSW Department of Services, Technology and Administration (DSTA)
Makes doing business in NSW simple, accessible and fair for employees, consumers and industry while providing best value for government.
www.commerce.nsw.gov.au

NSW legislation
The NSW legislation website is the official NSW Government site for the online publication of legislation, and is provided and maintained by the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office.
www.legislation.nsw.gov.au

NSW Local Government Association and Shires Association
The Local Government Association and the Shires Association are the peak industry bodies for Local Government in NSW.
www.lgsa.org.au/www/html/7-home-page.asp

NSW Office of the Privacy Commissioner
Its function is to protect the privacy of the citizens of NSW.
www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/Lawlink/privacynsw/ll_pnsw.nsf/pages/PNSW_index

NSW Ombudsman
Promotes improved public administration in NSW and works to minimise maladministration and misconduct in the public sector.
www.ombo.nsw.gov.au

NSW Parliament
Information on NSW Parliament members and committees.
www.parliament.nsw.gov.au

NSW Police
Information about the NSW Police Force.
www.police.nsw.gov.au

NSW Procurement
Provides support, services and solutions for all your purchasing and contracting needs.
www.nswprocurement.com.au

NSW Records Authority
Provides access to records which illuminate history, enrich the life of the community and support good and accountable government.
www.records.nsw.gov.au

NSW Treasury
Advises the Treasurer and the NSW Government on state financial management policy and reporting, and on economic conditions and issues.
www.treasury.nsw.gov.au

Office of Industrial Relations
The NSW Government’s primary source of industrial relations advice.
www.industrialrelations.nsw.gov.au

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) – Corruption homepage
The OECD provides resources on corruption and corruption prevention,
www.oecd.org/topic/0,2686,en_2649_37447_1_1_1_1_37447,00.html

and on public governance and management,
www.oecd.org/topic/0,2686,en_2649_37405_1_1_1_1_37405,00.html

Police Integrity Commission
The Police Integrity Commission (PIC) detects, investigates and prevents serious police misconduct in NSW.
www.pic.nsw.gov.au

Public Service and Merit Protection Commission
Works to ensure good practice in public and private sector organisations.
www.apsc.gov.au/merit

Social Security Appeals Tribunal
The first level of external review of decisions made by Centrelink about social security, family assistance, education or training payments.
www.ssat.gov.au

St James Ethics Centre
St James Ethics Centre is a fully independent, not-for-profit organisation which provides a non-judgemental forum for the promotion and exploration of ethics.
www.ethics.org.au

Standards Australia
Coordinates standardisation activities, develops internationally aligned Australian Standards® that deliver Net Benefit to Australia, and facilitates the accreditation of other Standards Development Organisations.
www.standards.org.au

Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman
For small business and residential consumers with complaints about telephone or internet services.
www.tio.com.au

Transparency International Australia
The Australian national chapter of Transparency International (TI) is dedicated to increasing government accountability and curbing both international and national corruption
www.transparency.org.au/index.html

Transparency International
Transparency International aims to end world corruption by raising awareness and diminishing tolerance of corruption, and implements practical actions, including the global corruption barometer, to address it.
www.transparency.org

Victorian eGovernment Resource Centre
Aggregates Victorian Government eGovernment strategies, policies, web site standards, information and communications.
www.egov.vic.gov.au

WorkCover
WorkCover promotes workplace health and safety, and provides a workers compensation system for the employers and workers of NSW. www.workcover.nsw.gov.au

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