The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is an independent Commonwealth statutory authority whose role is to enforce the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and a range of additional legislation, promoting competition, fair trading and regulating national infrastructure for the benefit of all Australians.
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman assists operators of small businesses and family enterprises who may be in dispute with clients, other businesses or Commonwealth government agencies. The ASBFEO also speaks on their behalf at all levels of Government to ensure policies and regulations put in place are small business-friendly. For more information visit their website at www.asbfeo.gov.au or call the Assistance Information Line on 1300 650 460.
The Corruption Prevention Network (Queensland) aims to equip corruption prevention and fraud control practitioners with the necessary knowledge and applied skills to effectively combat unethical conduct in Queensland government, the private business sector and the wider community generally.
The CPNQ is purely for the exchange of knowledge about corruption prevention techniques between members. The CPNQ is not a complaint management body and cannot champion any individual cause or case however worthy.
Key Agencies in Queensland
Queensland Police Service QPS
IBAC is Victoria’s independent anti-corruption commission, established to identify, expose and prevent corruption in the public service.
As Victoria’s anti-corruption agency, IBAC:
The ICAC Act created two offices, the Office for Public Integrity (OPI) and the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC). Both offices are overseen by the Commissioner.
The focus of the ICAC Act is on preserving and safeguarding the integrity of the functions performed by the public sector, in order to promote confidence amongst the community.
The OPI receives and assesses all complaints and reports about potential matters of corruption, misconduct and maladministration in public administration and provides recommendations to the Commissioner on how such matters might be dealt with.
The ICAC's principal functions are set out in the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988. In summary, they are:
The jurisdiction of the ICAC extends to all NSW public sector agencies (except the NSW Police Force) and employees, including government departments, local councils, members of Parliament, ministers, the judiciary and the governor. The ICAC's jurisdiction also extends to those performing public official functions.
The Integrity Commission works to improve the standard of conduct, propriety and ethics in Tasmania's public sector. We always act in the public interest, and strive to be a positive influence and an agent for change within the public sector.
The Commission is independent of Tasmanian State Government and is not subject to the direction or control of a minister. The Commission is not part of, or subject to, any other department or agency.
The CCC works to improve the integrity of the Western Australian public sector and assists public sector agencies to minimise and manage serious misconduct.
Anyone can report suspected corruption by Western Australian public officers to the CCC.