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Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) and the Office of Public Integrity (OPI)

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption's function is set out in s 7(1) of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (SA):

(a) to identify corruption in public administration and to --

(i) investigate and refer it for prosecution; or

(ii) refer it to South Australia Police or the Police Ombudsman for investigation and prosecution;

(b) to assist inquiry agencies and public authorities to identify and deal with misconduct and maladministration in public administration;

(c) to give directions or guidance to inquiry agencies and public authorities, and to exercise the powers of inquiry agencies in dealing with misconduct and maladministration in public administration, as the Commissioner considers appropriate;

(d) to evaluate the practices, policies and procedures of inquiry agencies and public authorities with a view to advancing comprehensive and effective systems for preventing or minimising corruption, misconduct and

maladministration in public administration;

(e) to conduct or facilitate the conduct of educational programs designed to prevent or minimise corruption, misconduct and maladministration in public administration;

(f) to perform other functions conferred on the Commissioner by this or any other Act.

The Office of Public Integrity receives and assesses all complaints and reports and makes reccommendations as to whether they should be investigated and, if so, who should investigate (the ICAC, the Police Ombudsman, South Australia Police or other law enforcement body).

To make a complaint or to find out more information see the ICAC website : http://www.icac.sa.gov.au/

Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) and the Office of Public Integrity (OPI)  :  Last Revised: Thu Sep 5th 2013
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