The NSW Government has a framework for encouraging Aboriginal participation in procurement. The Government’s plan is to improve outcomes for Aboriginal people across all sectors of the community.
It has been 12 years since the previous direct negotiations guidelines were released by the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). The first guidance was released in 2006 and in August 2018, the ICAC released a new look version of the guidance material - Direct negotiations: guidelines for managing risks.
On 11 May 2017, NSW Parliamentary legal affairs portfolio committee commenced an inquiry into the prevalence of bullying, harassment and discrimination as well as the effectiveness of the protocols and procedures in place to manage and resolve such complaints within certain NSW emergency service agencies.
On 16 September 2018 the Australian Government announced the establishment of the Royal Commission into the Aged Care sector. The Royal Commission will primarily look at the quality of care provided in Residential and Home Aged Care to senior Australians and young Australians with disabilities living in Residential Aged Care settings.
Internal auditors, are charged with not only providing value for money outcomes for clients, but also modelling ethical conduct for organisations. So what does that really mean and how can we do it?