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As was reported today, the Commission is currently undertaking an own-motion investigation into the policies, practices and procedures of a particular organisation in relation to unauthorised access to, and/or misuse of, information by its employees.

It’s important to understand that this investigation is not responding to specific allegations of misconduct.

It is being undertaken in fulfilment of the Commission’s misconduct prevention responsibilities, because unauthorised access to and/or misuse of information is a key misconduct risk area in most public sector organisations.

The issue is a current and developing focus of integrity entities throughout Australia.

Although the focus of this investigation is on one organisation, it is intended that it will result in broader learnings applicable across the public sector.

Richard Bingham
Chief Executive Officer
21 May 2018

Media contact:
Teresa Banman
Manager Misconduct Prevention Education and Research
1300 720 289