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.
|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.
Other regulations that impact upon the discharge of functions by the Commissioner and the OPI.
We will acknowledge that we have received your complaint or report within two working days.