The powers and functions given to the Commissioner and the OPI come from legislation enacted by Parliament.

In addition to our legislated framework, various codes of conduct and regulations also guide the work of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption and the Office for Public Integrity.

Key legislation

Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012
The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (the ICAC Act) came into effect 1 September 2013.
Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935
Ombudsman Act 1972
Public Sector Act 2009
Public Sector (Honesty and Accountability) Act 1995
Local Government Act 1999
Members of Parliament (Register of Interests) Act 1983
Police Complaints and Discipline Act 2016
Public Corporations Act 1993
Lobbyists Act 2015

Codes and regulations

Codes of conduct and regulations under which public officers are employed are directly relevant to the ICAC Act, and subsequently the work of the Commissioner and the OPI.

If a public officer is in breach of their relevant code of conduct or regulation, this may satisfy the ICAC Act's definition of misconduct.

If you are a public officer, please make sure you are familiar with the code or regulation under which you are employed.

Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Regulations 2013
Police Complaints and Discipline Regulations 2017
Public Interest Disclosure Regulations 2019
Code of Ethics for the South Australian Public Sector
Code of Conduct for Council Members
Code of Conduct for Council Employees
Ministerial Code of Conduct
Protective Security Regulations 2008
Police Regulation 2014

Other regulations

Other regulations that impact upon the discharge of functions by the Commissioner and the OPI.

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