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What we do

The Commissioner's office and the OPI have been established to promote and preserve integrity in South Australian public administration.

The OPI receives and assesses all complaints and reports made under the ICAC Act. It also oversees the assessment and investigation of complaints and reports about South Australia Police, including referring some police complaints to the ICAC for investigation.

The most well known function of the Commissioner's office is to identify and investigate corruption in public administration. However, the Commissioner has other important functions. These include assisting agencies to identify and deal with misconduct and maladministration, and delivering an education program designed to prevent or minimise corruption, misconduct and maladministration in public administration.

Also serving the Commissioner's prevention function is the ability to conduct an evaluation of the practices, policies and procedures of an agency. The purpose of an evaluation is to assist agencies to advance systems that will prevent or minimise inappropriate conduct and practices.

The History of the ICAC and the OPI