This brief provides an overview of the corruption vulnerabilities identified between July 2020 and June 2021 from finalised investigations under the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 and related prosecutions.
The 33 scenarios analysed in this Corruption Vulnerabilities Brief highlight the vulnerability of Commonwealth officials to attempted corruption by others who seek to obtain sensitive information to which they have access. Official information is a valuable commodity for individuals seeking to enter Australia, bring goods into Australia, access or obtain government services, or find out information about law enforcement operations. The vulnerabilities identified in this report may be relevant to non-law enforcement Australian Government agencies.
Agencies are invited to consider how these vulnerabilities are relevant to their staff and functions and put in place proactive strategies to mitigate corruption risk. The Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) provides tailored corruption prevention advice and has a range of resources to assist agencies to strengthen their integrity frameworks.