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July 11, 2024
Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2024: Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud

This NAIDOC Week from July 7-14, 2024, Centium joins communities across Australia in celebrating the rich and diverse cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s theme "Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud," beautifully symbolises the enduring strength and vitality of First Nations culture. We acknowledge the immense privilege of living […]

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July 3, 2024
Shutting the fraud gate before another brumby bolts

Another Review Finds Vulnerabilities: Millions lost through fraud and corruption in Victorian Government procurement Ensuring the integrity and transparency of procurement processes is crucial for public trust and value for money. Yet another audit of public sector procurement processes, this time in Victoria, has found government agencies lacking in this area. The Victorian Auditor-General’s report, […]

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June 21, 2024
WHS Due Diligence & Governance for CEOs, Boards and Directors

As you are aware the governance structure of an organisation consists of a web of values, principles and practices. Within this intricate framework, boards and directors hold the reins, steering the ship to achieve the organisation's mission and objectives. It's a role that demands not just leadership but a high standard of ethical conduct, ensuring […]

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June 19, 2024
Observing World Whistleblowers Day: Supporting Ethical Courage

This Sunday, 23 June 2024, marks World Whistleblowers Day, an important occasion to recognise the courage and significance of individuals who speak up about misconduct, fraud, corruption, waste of public money, or other unethical behaviour. In New South Wales, the Ombudsman's office is the primary point of contact for advice and guidance under the Public […]

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May 27, 2024
Navigating the PID Act 2022 in Local Government workplace investigations - A free resource 

It can get pretty complicated when you're trying to navigate the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2022 (PID Act), Model Code of Conduct Procedures (the Procedures) and Industry Guidelines when conducting a workplace investigation in local government. To assist in bringing clarity to this challenge, Centium has developed a free resource tailored specifically for local government […]

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May 17, 2024
Attention NSW Local Government leaders

It is that time again – Local Council elections are coming up on 14 September 2024. With so much going on you need to book in dates soon. Centium is filling up fast with pre-election briefings and post-election Councillor induction sessions. Don't wait until it’s too late. To help with these preparations Centium has developed […]

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May 2, 2024
Are You Falling into the Probity Provider Trap?

Discover how Centium offers tailored, agile probity solutions, addressing concerns flagged by the NSW Auditor General in 2019. Ensure integrity and fair competition in procurement with our competitive pricing and quality service. Contact us for more information.

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April 11, 2024
NSW Mandatory Data Breach Notification Scheme Now In Force

In November 2022, new mandatory data breach notification regulations came into effect across NSW, including for local government. This legislative change has important implications for how councils must respond to and report data breaches going forward. The NSW Data Breach Notification Scheme creates prescriptive roles, responsibilities and actions that must be taken in the event […]

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April 4, 2024
Non-disclosure agreements and sexual harassment complaints: One size does not fit all

Delve into the critical discussion on the limitations of strict non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in sexual harassment settlements. Discover how alternative approaches play a key role in fostering accountability and transparency in employee settlements. Embrace the movement towards creating safer, more supportive workplace environments for all.

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March 28, 2024
Cyber Security - A Key Risk for Local Government

Uncover the mounting cybersecurity risks confronting local government bodies; Highlighted by the NSW Audit Office's recent report, cyber incidents costing nearly $100,000 per instance. Organisations must fortify defenses. Centium offers expert assessments and bespoke strategies to shield against cyber threats. Contact us today to secure your organisation's digital resilience.

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March 20, 2024
AI hallucinations: A risk or a threat in the government sector?

How can AI transform public service delivery and local government efficiency? Learn how Australian public organisations can leverage AI to improve service provision while mitigating risks through a framework for trustworthy stewardship.

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March 13, 2024
Promoting Transparency and Accountability: The Vital Role of Probity in Safeguarding Integrity

Probity frameworks encompass a wide range of principles and practices that aim to promote honesty, integrity, and ethical behaviour within organisations and institutions.

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