Report No. 106, 57th Parliament - Review of the Crime and Corruption Commission's activities

About the Review

The Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee (the committee) monitors and reviews the performance of the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).

Section 292(f) of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 (CC Act) provides that the committee must review the activities of the CCC and report to the Parliament by 30 June 2021 about any action that should be taken in relation to the CC Act or the functions, powers and operations of the CCC (the Review).

In undertaking the Review, the committee examined the CCC’s overall performance over the last five years and consider its jurisdiction, responsibilities, functions and powers. In particular, the committee examined the CCC’s:

  • corporate governance and organisational structure
  • major crime function, including the investigation and prevention of major crime
  • investigative powers and hearings
  • corruption function, including:
    • the application of the principles for performing its corruption functions, including the devolution principle
    • the CCC’s handling of, and reporting on, complaints of corruption, and
    • the CCC’s corruption prevention function,
  • civil confiscation function
  • telecommunication interception powers
  • research and intelligence functions
  • witness protection function
  • broader role in the criminal justice system
  • role in overseeing the police service including the management of police discipline and misconduct matters, and
  • oversight arrangements, including the role of the responsible Minister, Committee, Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Commissioner and Public Interest Monitor.

In addition, the committee resolved to incorporate its Inquiry into the CCC’s performance of its functions to assess and report on complaints about corrupt conduct into its five-year review of the CCC’s activities. The committee addressed the issues raised in its previous inquiry, and made recommendations, in its report to Parliament on the five-year review of the CCC’s activities.

Committee's report

The committee tabled its Report No. 106, 57th Parliament - Review of the Crime and Corruption Commission's activities on 30 June 2021. 

View:    Report

The government response to the report was tabled on 17 December 2021 and can be viewed here.

Submissions

Submissions to the Review closed on 10 August 2020. Published submissions can be viewed under the "View Submissions" tab above.

Public hearings

The committee held public hearings for the review on Friday, 26 March 2021 and Friday 14 May 2021 in Brisbane.

The transcript from the public hearing on Friday, 26 March 2021 can be viewed here.

The transcript from the public hearing on Friday, 14 May 2021 can be viewed here.

Timeline

Submissions closed:      Monday, 10 August 2020

Public hearings:             Friday, 26 March 2021 - program - broadcast part 1, part 2, part 3 - transcript

                                        Friday, 14 May 2021 - program - broadcast - transcript

Report tabled:               Wednesday, 30 June 2021 - report

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