Corruption, Crime and Misconduct Act 2003
The Corruption, Crime and Misconduct Act 2003 (CCM Act):
- provides for the establishment and operation of a Corruption and Crime Commission with functions with respect to serious misconduct by public officers, police misconduct and organised crime; and
- confers on the Public Sector Commissioner functions with respect to minor misconduct by public officers; and
- provides for the establishment and operation of a Parliamentary Inspector of the Corruption and Crime Commission.
One of the purposes of the CCM Act is to continuously improve the integrity of, and reduce the incidence of misconduct in, public authorities.
The CCM Act gives the Public Sector Commissioner two main areas of responsibility:
Firstly, misconduct prevention and education functions. Relevant provisions of the CCM Act gives the Commissioner a role to:
- help public authorities to prevent, and to identify and deal effectively and appropriately with misconduct, and
- collect and analyse information gathered in relation to its broader functions.
Secondly, a role to oversight minor misconduct by public officers. This includes:
- receiving and assessing notifications from principal officers in public authorities about minor misconduct allegations and minor misconduct allegation reports from persons (individuals),
- monitoring the management of minor misconduct matters by public authorities, and
- potentially, to investigate cases of minor misconduct by public officers.
Page last updated 2 July 2015