News - 2014
Changes to the ICAC Act
On 27 November 2014 the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (‘ICAC Act’) was amended by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2014.
A summary of some of the important changes can be found in the fact sheet Changes to the ICAC Act.
Festive season closure
The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption and the Office for Public Integrity will close for the festive season at 4.00pm on Wednesday 24 December 2014.
The Office for Public Integrity will be open to receive complaints and reports from 9.00am Monday 5 January 2015.
On behalf of the Commissioner and his team, we wish you a happy and safe festive season.
ICAC to hold public inquiries
Commissioner Lander has announced that he will conduct reviews into legislative schemes, and will also evaluate the practices, policies and procedures of the Police Ombudsman.
The Commissioner intends on holding public inquiries for these reviews.
The announcement was made before the Crime and Public Integrity Policy Committee this afternoon.
Commissioner to appear before Parliamentary Committee
On Friday 31 October 2014 the Hon. Bruce Lander QC will appear before the Crime and Public Integrity Policy Committee.
ICAC's regional outreach
Educating public officers about their rights and obligations is a core function of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, no matter where they live or work in South Australia.
ICAC’s regional outreach program seeks to educate public officers in remote or regional areas.
As part of this commitment Commissioner Lander will be visiting the Port Pirie and Port Augusta regions in early December to meet with and present to public officers.
To register for a session please visit our education events page.
Commissioner addresses SA Press Club
Yesterday, Commissioner Lander addressed the South Australian Press Club. The Press Club address was strategically booked for the day after his inaugural annual report was to be tabled in Parliament.
Commissioner Lander thought that a press club address would provide a fair and equitable opportunity for the South Australian media to question him with regard to the contents of the report.
The new ICAC and OPI website was launched yesterday. The website embraces a new look and feel for the organisation, and has additional functionality for what we hope to be a better user experience.
The website is a product of our evolving organisation and an improved understanding of the needs of the South Australian community. It builds upon the work completed by the Public Integrity Reform project, which launched the previous ICAC website on 1 September, 2013.
We welcome your feedback — please fill out our feedback form.
Inaugural annual report tabled
The 2013-2014 ICAC & OPI Annual Report was tabled in Parliament today.
The report provides information about the operation and activities of both the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption and the Office for Public Integrity.
The Commissioner’s Report details his observations over the first nine months of operation. He provides comment on how South Australia’s new integrity regime is working, in addition to some emerging behavioural trends that concern him.
Six South Australian police officers arrested
Six South Australian police officers have been arrested as a result of investigation by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption.
The police officers are facing charges relating to the theft of a number of items.
Commissioner Lander to speak at SA Press Club
South Australia’s first Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, the Hon. Bruce Lander QC, will speak at the SA Press Club on Wednesday October 15, 2014.
The inaugural ICAC and OPI annual report will be presented to Parliament the previous day. The Commissioner will speak of its contents, and his first year of operations, at the luncheon.
Bookings can be made at sapressclub.com.au before Friday October 10, 2014.
General awareness session — 11 November 2014
ICAC schedules regular awareness sessions that are open to all public officers. The sessions provide the opportunity to gain an understanding of ICAC’s role and functions, as well as the rights and obligations that are imposed on all public officers and public authorities under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012.
For more information or to register visit the education events page.
First year of operations
Today the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption and the Office for Public Integrity celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of both offices.
It has been a busy year for the two offices headed up by the Hon. Bruce Lander QC. The Office for Public Integrity has received and assessed over 900 complaints and reports about public administration, whilst the office of the Commissioner has commenced over 70 corruption investigations.
More information regarding the activities of ICAC and OPI in their first year of operation will be detailed in the Commissioner’s inaugural Annual Report, to be released in October.