The NT Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Ken Fleming QC will hold a public information session in Katherine next month.
Mr Fleming will explain the role and functions of the ICAC and to better understand the business community's perceptions of the NT Government's procurement, contracts management, tendering and grants processes.
"For the Territory to prosper, the business community must have confidence and trust in public administration," Commissioner Fleming said.
The session will be held at the Katherine Civic Centre at 4.30pm on May 13.
"When the business community doesn't trust public administration they won't invest and as a result everyone suffers from less competition and higher prices," Mr Fleming said.
"Those businesses or organisations who have a business relationship with the NT Government play a key role in identifying improper conduct in public administration."
The Office of the ICAC has invited Territory businesses and organisations who deal with the NT Government to attend the ICAC public information sessions to be held across the Territory in April and May.
The information sessions are designed to give business owners and directors on small boards more information about their obligations to actively resist and report improper conduct in public administration.
Any business or board which takes its legal obligations and risks seriously should send someone to attend the information sessions or educate themselves by reviewing the material on the ICAC website.
The ICAC has powers to investigate any body, whether incorporated or not, that directly or indirectly receives NT Government resources including money, assets, infrastructure, intellectual property, licences, human resources or any other resources.
These bodies have a mandatory obligation to report improper conduct to the ICAC and protect whistleblowers, and failure to do so has serious consequences for business owners and board members, and the organisations they work for.
Attendees must register through the ICAC website icac.nt.gov.au/education-and-training/events.
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