Hearings, notices and information guidelines
These Information Guidelines outline some of the statutory and procedural considerations of the Integrity Commissioner when deciding how ACLEI obtains, handles, uses or disseminates information in the exercise of the Integrity Commissioner's functions under the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 (the LEIC Act).
These guidelines also alert people to the issues that the Integrity Commissioner may consider when assessing any application for release of information that ACLEI may possess. If you are considering seeking information from the Integrity Commissioner, please read these guidelines before approaching ACLEI for the release of any information.
Hearings and Notices to Produce – Guidance for people responding to coercive powers
‘Notice to produce’ – Guidelines
These Guidelines are intended to inform a person who receives a written request (commonly called a ‘notice to produce’) under section 75 of the LEIC Act, and a legal practitioner who represents such a person, of the person’s rights and obligations and of the manner in which applications relating to those rights and obligations should be made to the Integrity Commissioner.
To download the current Guidelines for complying with a ‘Notice to Produce’:
Hearings - Practice Notes
Practice Notes are intended to inform and guide the conduct of appearances and legal representation before or in connection with hearings before the Integrity Commissioner. The Practice Notes are designed to promote the efficient and effective conduct of hearings. Legal practitioners must ensure that relevant requirements are observed.
To download the current ACLEI Practice notes:
Witnesses called to appear at a hearing before the Integrity Commissioner may be eligible to receive reimbursement for some expenses reasonably incurred in attending the hearing. Reimbursement of expenses may be claimed by submitting a completed Witness Expense Form to the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity, GPO Box 605, Canberra City, ACT, 2601 Attention: Senior Legal Officer.
To download an ACLEI Witness Expense Form:
Legal and financial assistance
Witnesses called to appear at a hearing before the Integrity Commissioner are eligible to make application under the provisions of section 103 of the LEIC Act to the Attorney- General, in respect of legal assistance and/or financial assistance (other than witness expenses) concerning their appearance before the Integrity Commissioner.
Any application for legal and/or financial assistance must be made to the Attorney-General's Department and not to the Integrity Commissioner nor to ACLEI.
The Application for assistance with legal and related expenses form should incorporate as much information as possible to assist AGD in assessing any claim. All inquiries relating to this scheme should be made to (02) 6218 7070.
The assistance provided under the provisions of section 103 of the LEIC Act, does not relate to costs for travel, accommodation or meals incurred by a witness relating to their appearance before the Integrity Commissioner. Reimbursement of those costs is regulated by section 83(6) of the LEIC Act and schedule 1 of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Regulations 2006.
Any claim for travel, accommodation or meals, should be submitted by using the 'Witness Expense Form' which is provided above.
To download a legal/financial assistance form:
If you have any difficulty downloading any documents please contact:
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
GPO Box 605
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Tel: (02) 6141 2300
Fax: (02) 6230 7341