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Our response to COVID-19

Updated: 6 July 2020

COVID-19 has not changed what the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) and the Office for Public Integrity (OPI) are delivering for the people of South Australia but it has changed the way it is being delivered.

The ICAC and the OPI are still performing all of their functions including taking complaints and reports about public administration and South Australia Police (SA Police), receiving public interest disclosures, overseeing the management of police complaints and investigating corruption and maladministration.

However, in the interests of public health and safety and in compliance with government advice on social distancing and non-essential travel and interactions, some functions are being delivered differently. 

If you wish to make a complaint or report you are encouraged to do so via the online form on the ICAC website or by email.

We will continue to take the advice of public health authorities in regards to physical distancing in our offices, restrictions on gatherings and other measures as appropriate.

Making a complaint or report

If you wish to make a complaint or report about corruption, misconduct or maladministration in South Australian public administration you are encouraged to do so via the online form on the ICAC website or by email.

You can also contact the OPI by telephone.

Access to our office

In the interests of public health and safety we encourage anyone who wishes to make a complaint or report to do so online or via email or phone.

If you believe it is essential to meet with an OPI staff member to discuss a complaint or report in person, please contact the OPI first to make an appointment.

  • Do not visit the OPI office if you are experiencing symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills / body aches, a sore throat, headaches, runny nose or unexplained loss of smell or altered sense of taste.
  • Do not visit the OPI office if you have travelled interstate or overseas within the last 14 days, or been directed to self-isolate or self-quarantine.
  • Do not visit the OPI if you have been in direct contact with someone with COVID-19.

Physical distancing and enhanced hygiene measures are in place in all ICAC and OPI workplaces. ICAC and OPI staff and visitors are required to maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres and abstain from shaking hands and other physical contact.

Contacting us

If you have a general enquiry you can contact the OPI online, or via email or telephone.
If you wish to contact a particular staff member about a matter, in the first instance it is best to email or phone them directly. If you do not have their contact details you can email the OPI.

Sending us documents

Where possible we ask that you send us documents and correspondence via email instead of hard copy via post. 

Timeframes

The ICAC and the OPI aim to deal with matters in a timely fashion, however, the COVID-19 pandemic may have some impact on our usual timeframes. COVID-19 will affect most government agencies’ resources and this may affect timelines in dealing with ICAC matters. 

ICAC events and training

On 16 March 2020 ICAC events and in-person training sessions were cancelled due to restrictions on public gatherings. On 29 June 2020 Step 3 of the South Australian government’s Roadmap for Easing COVID-19 Restrictions came into effect, detailing the actions required to recommence activities such as indoor public meetings.

ICAC is in the process of planning events and training sessions for the remainder of the year and we will endeavour to confirm our list of events in late July.

Any organisation or agency wishing to host an ICAC speaker or guest at an indoor public meeting or other defined public activity must have a COVID-Safe Plan in place.

SA public officers are encouraged to register for the ICAC Online Learning Portal and complete the ICAC Induction for Public Officers and ICAC Conflicts of Interest course.

We thank you for your understanding at this time.