Accountability

The operations of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) and the Office for Public Integrity (OPI) are accountable in the following ways:

 

Annual Report

The Commissioner is required to publish an Annual Report that details information and statistics in relation to complaints, reports, investigations, referrals, evaluations and education activities (as outlined in section 45 of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (ICAC Act)).

 

Parliamentary Committee and Responsible Minister

The Commissioner’s office is subject to the oversight of the Parliamentary Crime and Public Integrity Policy Committee. The Commissioner is required to promptly provide a copy of any public report, including the annual report, to the committee. The Commissioner gives evidence before this committee each year.

The Commissioner must also keep the Attorney-General informed of the general conduct of the functions of the Commissioner and the OPI.

 

Independent Reviewer

An independent reviewer is appointed to undertake an annual review of the Commissioner’s exercise of powers, to ensure those powers were exercised in an appropriate manner. The reviewer also considers whether the practices and procedures of the Commissioner and the OPI were effective and efficient, and whether the operations made an appreciable difference to the prevention or minimisation of corruption, misconduct and maladministration in public administration.

The independent reviewer can also receive complaints from members of the public relating to an abuse of power, impropriety or other misconduct on the part of the Commissioner or employees of the Commissioner or of the OPI.

The role of the reviewer is not to review the decisions of the Commissioner or the OPI in relation to the outcome of a complaint.

For further information about the role of the reviewer, you can visit their website: https://www.icacreviewer.sa.gov.au/

Complaints can be made to the reviewer by downloading and completing the complaint form on the reviewer's website and sending it via email to icacreviewer@sa.gov.au, or by mailing it to The Reviewer, GPO Box 2371, Adelaide SA 5001.

 


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