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Our Probity Services are currently fully assigned


CBI have an extensive client list (available on request) for undertaking probity services.  The experience of CBI’s probity professionals extends to a large number and very wide range of assignments, including a number involving public consultations and sensitive stakeholder issues.

CBI have also developed Probity Policies and Probity Frameworks for organisations, and undertaken both public and tailored in-house training on probity assurance.

Our approach to probity combines both legal and procurement expertise to advise on government regulation in this area and we recommend practical solutions to resolve complex situations with transparency and accountability.

In typical probity assignments as the independent Probity Adviser, we work in a proactive, supportive and co-operative manner in order to help protect the integrity of the process in a robust and defensible manner and to help ensure a successful result from the probity perspective, while maintaining an independent position which permits an objective assessment and opinion.


We take care to understand client needs, and the context of matters. We provide practical, implementable advice and recommendations.

CBI's resources as a probity adviser and probity auditor comprise Stephen Horne, Principal and Chief Consultant and Neil Adams (please see About Us for detailed personnel outlines).

Stephen Horne championed the development of formal Standards and guidance for probity assurance in Australia back in 1997 when, whilst at the Audit Office of NSW, he published a Performance Audit on the Sale of the Moore Park Showground to Fox Studios.  That report called for formal Standards to be developed for probity assurance. Prior to that, the ICAC had issued a document (1996) titled Probity Auditing: When, Why and How?  


After an extended campaign, Stephen Horne Chaired a working group that published the Standards Australia Handbook on Probity Advising (HB 325—2008) (co authored with Neil Adams and Stephen Linden).


Stephen Horne also co-wrote the Handbook on Transparency and Disclosure (HB 405-2005). 

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