Changes to the ICAC Act, April 2017
On 1 April 2017, a number of legislative changes to the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (ICAC Act) came into effect.
Media Release: Public Trustee evaluation
The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption is to conduct an evaluation of the practices, policies and procedures of the Public Trustee.
The evaluation will commence before the end of the month and will proceed with the aim to have it completed as quickly as possible.
Police complaints change coming
Later this year, significant changes to the way complaints about South Australian police officers are managed will be implemented.
The changes have come about as a result of the South Australian Parliament introducing new legislation governing these complaints. The Police Complaints and Discipline Act 2016 was drafted in response to recommendations made by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption in his review of the legislative scheme that governs the oversight and management of complaints about police.
The new legislative scheme, which is expected to come into effect on 4 September 2017, aims to manage complaints about police in a more efficient, effective and appropriate manner.
At present you can make a complaint about police to the Office for Public Integrity (OPI), SAPOL or the Police Ombudsman.
Under the new scheme, the Office of the Police Ombudsman will be abolished, and oversight of police complaints will shift to the OPI.
Come 4 September 2017, all new complaints must be directed to either the OPI or SAPOL. Oversight of any open complaints previously being dealt with by the Police Ombudsman will automatically transfer to the OPI.
To make a complaint about police or any public officer, contact the OPI on 8207 1777 or complete the online form.
Commissioner's next Awareness session, 2 May
Thank you to all public officers and members of the public who attended the Commissioner's awareness session on Monday 27 February.
Registrations are now open for the Commissioner's next free seminar on Tuesday 2 May, from 9:30-10:30am in the Theatrette at 55 Currie St, Adelaide.
Commissioner's next Awareness session, 27 February
Please note that the ICAC Awareness session scheduled for Tuesday 31 January has been postponed to Monday 27 February.
We apologise for any inconvenience. Register for the February session.
ICAC Newsletter: Issue Six published
The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption has published the sixth edition of its newsletter.
The January 2017 issue features a study on dishonesty, education and prosecution updates, information about legislative changes, and other news from within the organisation.