On 30 November 2022, the National Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2022 and National Anti-Corruption Commission (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2022 were passed by the Australian Parliament. These Acts received Royal Assent on 12 December 2022.
The legislation provides for the establishment of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) and the transitional arrangements for the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) to be subsumed into the NACC.
The NACC will have broad jurisdiction to investigate public sector corruption and will have prevention and education functions to improve anti-corruption efforts in the Commonwealth public sector.
The Attorney-General's Department is responsible for the establishment of the NACC. The government expects the NACC will begin operations in mid-2023. The Attorney General's Department and ACLEI are working closely to achieve this.
Further information to support agencies ahead of the establishment of the NACC will be provided in coming months.