Superintendent Debbie Platz, Brisbane, October 2015 with course awardees
AAI Corruption Eradication Awardees with Queensland Police Service Academy Chief, Superintendent Debbie Platz, Brisbane, October 2015

In October 2015, UQ International Development teamed up with Professor Simon Bronitt, Deputy Dean (Research) and Deputy Head of the TC Beirne School of Law at UQ to deliver a two-week training program on Corruption Eradication to 23 Indonesian Awardees. 

The training was funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's (DFAT) Australia Awards Indonesia Short Term Award (STA) program.

Awardees on the STA were comprised of mid-ranking investigators, prosecutors, police officers and bureaucrats from Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Indonesian National Police (POLRI), Financial Transactions Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK), Board of Supervisors Finance and Development (BPKP), and the West Java Attorney-General’s Office. 

The Award aimed to improve participants’ capacity to strengthen corruption prevention strategies and support the development of more efficient investigation of cases of alleged corruption at different levels. It comprised classroom sessions, guest lectures, facilitated workshops, scenario-based exercises, case studies and institutional visits.

UQID drew on an extremely diverse and senior range of experts including: UQ academics, former and current policy practitioners, senior officers from anti-corruption and law enforcement agencies, investigators, legal practitioners, analysts and journalists.

Co-leading the STA was The Honourable Paul Lucas, Former Deputy Premier and Attorney-General of Queensland and former Chair of Queensland’s Parliamentary Criminal Justice Committee. Also from the UQ Law School, India Engagement Fellow, Dr Ashutosh Misra, played a central role in facilitating Awardees’ access to Australian research, oversight and law enforcement bodies. 

A highlight of the Award was a Canberra networking event featuring former Australian Federal Police Commissioner, Mick Keelty AO APM. Mr Keelty delivered the keynote address on ‘Building Trust in Cross-Border Justice and Policing’, drawing on his extensive law enforcement collaborations with POLRI.

Awardees further maximised their learning and networking opportunities through visits to the Queensland Police Service (QPS) Academy, the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) and the Australian Sports Commission.

The Corruption Eradication Award concluded with a symposium on ‘Regional Approaches to Corruption Prevention’ in Jakarta on 1 February 2016, followed by a Post-Course Workshop where Awardees reported on the implementation of their Award Projects.

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