Episode 17: Good governance in practice: conflicts of interest
Our final episode of ROCpod for this year is an instalment of our Good Governance in Practice series about managing conflicts of interest.
Officers of registered organisations have a responsibility to carry out their duties in good faith and in the best interests of the organisation. A personal interest may come into conflict with this responsibility. However through good governance, organisations can identify and manage conflicts of interest.
In our latest podcast we draw on examples of case law and whistleblower disclosures to illustrate the potential consequences of conflicts of interest and suggest practical strategies for responding to them.
1:30 What is a conflict of interest?
3:10 Different types of conflicts of interest
7:10 Disclosure requirements under the RO Act
15:10 Case study: General Manager of the Fair Work Commission v McGiveron and Burton 
20:10 Developing a speak up culture
Downloads and links
Guidance note: Designated official and manager's guide to handling matters within registered organisation (PDF 362.4KB)
Episode 17 transcript (PDF 166KB)
Case study: General Manager of the Fair Work Commission v McGiveron and Burton  FCA 405
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