Australia’s Information Commissioner Professor John MacMillan AO spoke at the Global Integrity Summit program launch at the Queensland Conservatorium this week.
Professor McMillan heads an office responsible for freedom of information, privacy protection and advice to government on information management policy.
Bringing together an impressive list of world experts the Global Integrity Summit will explore the integrity and ethics dimensions of the G20 agenda.
Geoffrey Robertson QC (UK), Rajita Kulkarni (Indian president of the World Forum for Ethics in Business and Michael Colbran QC (president of the Law Council of Australia) are just a few of the speakers to feature at the two-day event at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University on September 9 and 10.
Summit Convenor Professor Charles Sampford said 2014 was an important year to explore the integrity and ethics around governance reform.
“As the G20 is seeking to promote global growth, especially in developing countries, it has to address integrity challenges posed by corruption, financial regulation and infrastructure funding,” he said.
“The G20 marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of the Fitzgerald Report and is the 20th anniversary of one of the most sophisticated reforms arising from the Fitzgerald process: the Queensland Public Sector Ethics Act.”
The Summit is bookended by two key events — the Griffith Lecture featuring Geoffrey Robertson QC (Monday, September 8), and the Tony Fitzgerald Lecture presented by Professor Emeritus David Bayley from the State University of New York (Wednesday, September 10).