Service 3: Oversight and reporting

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For the public sector to fulfil the needs of the community, it requires the confidence of the public, Government and Parliament. We continue to strengthen public sector accountability and transparency through our involvement in special inquiries, reviews and oversight of minor misconduct.

Consistent with our ‘pyramid of effort’ approach, we focus on building the capacity of public authorities’ to prevent and manage conduct related matters through our governance-enhancing and capability-building initiatives. By doing so, matters are appropriately dealt with by public authorities in the first instance, with further assistance provided where matters are particularly sensitive or complex. 

Timely access to accurate data and information is essential to our monitoring, reporting and policy functions. We source intelligence about public sector administration and management performance through a range of survey tools, as well as through our operations and evaluations. We will continue to highlight key integrity risks existing in the sector and assist our stakeholders to mitigate these risks.

In 2016/17, the Integrity (Lobbyists) Act 2016 (IL Act) introduced a statutory framework for the regulation of lobbying activity in Western Australia. The legislative changes have strengthened the role of the Commissioner in administering the Register to promote and enhance public confidence in the transparency, integrity and honesty of dealings between lobbyists and government representatives.

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Page last updated 14 September 2017