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December 7, 2023
Gifts & Benefits: An Ethical Dilemma

The festive season has arrived: end of year celebrations, lunches, dinners, drinks, gifts. Can you have it all? Navigating professional relationships and managing conflict of interest, particularly in the public sector, is paramount. Receiving and giving gifts and benefits is a common practice at this time of year, and its intersection with probity issues is […]

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November 7, 2023
Why you should consider a Cyber Security mock audit 

It’s not uncommon, at the end of a Cyber Audit Cycle, for organisations to be hit with below than expected audit outcomes and maturity levels. At that point, the audit's outcome is locked in, and there is no possible recourse.   This isn’t a good situation for an organisation to be in. A poor cyber audit […]

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October 31, 2023
Procurement & Contract Management Maturity Model

Procurement and contract management are two frequently occurring areas of mismanagement, fraud and corruption, both in and outside of the Government Sector Centium has applied its many decades of combined auditing experience with the requirements and guidelines of Federal, State and Local Governments to develop an innovative and comprehensive risk maturity model over procurement and […]

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October 3, 2023
Probity and Ethics: Doing the Right Thing

At Centium, we understand the importance of honesty, fairness, and transparency in government organisations. Being the moral exemplars, they hold the responsibility of safeguarding public interests and money.

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August 17, 2023
Cyber Security's Integral Role in ESG

We delve into the increase of cyber-attacks and data breaches and their profound impacts on businesses, including those committed to ESG.

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August 13, 2023
Avoiding common mistakes in assessing employee complaints and disclosures

Mishandling complaints and allegations, particularly whistleblower disclosures, can harm the individuals involved in them and damage your organisation’s reputation. Organisations may also be subject to financial penalties of up to 10% of turnover (capped at $125M), with individual staff being liable to fines of up to $3.15M. Most of the avoidable mistakes occur in the […]

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August 10, 2023
Code of Conduct: The Need for Training

A NSW politician's breach in the Code of Conduct highlights ethical governance risk. Read further on how Centium responds to the best governance and risk management practices.

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August 3, 2023
Testing and Refining Council Business Planning and Performance Frameworks

Centium is pleased to offer our expertise in testing and refining Council Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R). We have partnered and worked alongside multiple NSW Councils to evaluate legislative compliance and streamline their IP&R processes.

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July 26, 2023
Why and how to test your cyber incident response

Testing your cyber incident response plan (and how your teams utilise it) is a crucial part of its success, and of minimising the cost and impact of potential security attacks or breaches. Learn how to do it.

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July 5, 2023
Policies & Rules - a Pragmatic Approach

Who would have thought that one of the major international talking points this past week (at least amongst the world’s cricket playing nations) would be on the interpretation of Law 38 of the Laws of Cricket!! Read how this relates to the workplace with practical examples.

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June 29, 2023
Cyber Security in Local Government

The NSW Audit Office recently released its 2022 report on local government and highlighted many areas of improvement required of local governments. Read here for further insights and how Centium can protect your organisation's data and assets.

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June 29, 2023
Happy staff, happy life: How to ensure your mental health & wellbeing policies are supporting your employees (and business)

Centium has developed a Health Check to assess an organisation's approach to Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing. Read here to see how Centium can help organisation's overcome a workplace filled with disgruntled and dissatisfied employees.

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