Report a corruption issue
The Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) investigates corruption issues involving staff members and former staff members of:
- the Australian Border Force
- the Australian Crime Commission
- the Australian Federal Police (including ACT Policing)
- the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)
- the CrimTrac Agency
- prescribed aspects of the Department of Agriculture
- the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, and
- the former National Crime Authority.
Any person, including members of the public and law enforcement officers, can give information to the Integrity Commissioner about a corruption issue or possible corrupt conduct.
ACLEI does not have a complaint handling role and is not oriented specifically to achieving a personal remedy or resolution for an informant.
Any information provided to ACLEI is received in-confidence.
A person providing information about a corruption issue to ACLEI does not have to give a name, yet should be aware that information given anonymously may be more difficult to investigate. If a person does not want to give his or her name, he or she may provide an alias and should arrange a way for further contact to be made.
The Integrity Commissioner seeks to ensure that all corruption issues are properly addressed. All information provided to ACLEI is assessed for its suitability for investigation and may be retained or collated with other information to inform decision-making at a later date.
Sometimes it may be preferable to pass the information provided (or part of it) onto another government agency better suited to investigate it. If that action may cause a concern, it can be discussed with ACLEI at the time of providing the information.
A person who refers a corruption issue to ACLEI may elect to be kept informed of how the Integrity Commissioner deals with that issue. If an investigation were commenced, and in appropriate circumstances, the Integrity Commissioner would also advise the person of the investigation outcome. It may not, however, be possible to provide progress reports during the course of an investigation, as this action may jeopardise the effectiveness of the investigation.
Corruption issues can be reported to ACLEI by any of the following means:
(02) 6141 2345; +61 2 6141 2345
(02) 6230 7341; +61 2 6230 7341
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
GPO Box 605
CANBERRA ACT 2601
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