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Integrity Commissioner

Dr Nikola Stepanov: Queensland Integrity Commissioner

The Queensland Integrity Commissioner is a statutory office holder and officer of Queensland Parliament. The Commissioner administers the Integrity Act 2009.

The role of Integrity Commissioner involves:

  • Providing confidential advice on ethics and integrity matters to Ministers, members of the Legislative Assembly, ministerial staff, senior public servants, and other persons or classes of persons nominated by a Minister.
  • Regulating lobbyist activity and maintaining the lobbyists register.
  • Raising public awareness of ethics and integrity matters.
  • Standard setting on ethics and integrity matters at the request of the Premier.

The Integrity Commissioner is also the convenor and chair of the Integrity Committee. The Integrity Committee is an informal committee that meets four times a year. Members include the Heads of other integrity agencies:

  • The Chairperson of the Crime and Corruption Commission.
  • The Queensland Ombudsman.
  • The Commissioner of the Public Service Commission.
  • The Information Commissioner.
  • The Auditor-General.
  • The Electoral Commissioner.
  • The Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner.

Meeting notes of the Integrity Committee are available.

The current Queensland Integrity Commissioner is Dr Nikola Stepanov (PhD).

Read more about the Integrity Commissioner.

Public seminar: Health Information in the Digital Age

You are cordially invited to attend a public seminar entitled Health Information and the Digital Age, on Tuesday 20 November.

The event will be officially opened by the Hon. Steven Miles MP, Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services.

A panel discussion will be chaired by Dr Nikola Stepanov, Queensland Integrity Commissioner featuring:

  • Mr Phil Green, Queensland Privacy Commissioner  
  • Mr Andrew Brown, Health Ombudsman 
  • Mr Damian Green, Chief Information Officer at Gold Coast Health
  • Associate Professor Mark Burdon of QUT Faculty of Law, and 
  • Dr Adam Brand, Clinical Director Digital Transformation Gold Coast Health.

The panel will focus on integrity in health and patient information in the context of Gold Coast Health’s transition to a digital hospital and health service.

10am – 11.30am
Tuesday 20 November
Gold Coast University Hospital  
1 Hospital Boulevard, Southport Qld 4215 

Lecture Theatre in the Pathology and Education building (marked “E” on the map).

Please RSVP gcesocio@health.qld.gov.au by Thursday 15 November.

Transparency International

Transparency International the global coalition against corruption

Congratulations to Transparency International on the successful launch of the Anti-Corruption Knowledge Hub.

The Anti-Corruption Knowledge Hub is an online space where Transparency International (TI) presents its research output. It is the home of the Anti-Corruption Helpdesk, TI's expert network, a series of topic guides and country-specific research. In addition, the Hub hosts many of the studies, tools and knowledge which lie behind what we do at Transparency International.

Learn more about Transparency International.

CPNQ: Corruption Prevention Network Queensland

Corruption Prevention Network Queensland

Do you have an interest in the prevention of fraud and corruption in the public and/or private sectors?

The Corruption Prevention Network Queensland is a non-profit incorporated association whose membership consists of individuals and organisations with the aim to facilitate the sharing of information and experiences between members and other interested parties and to provide professional development opportunities.

For more information or details on becoming a member, visit CPNQ.

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