This brief provides an overview of the corruption vulnerabilities identified between July 2021 and June 2022 from finalised investigations under the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 and related prosecutions.

The brief is an analysis of 26 corruption investigations under the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 (Cth) (LEIC Act) which were either finalised or prosecuted over the 2021/22 financial year in order to provide an overview of emerging corruption vulnerabilities, issues and trends.

Misuse of information continues to be the predominant category of corrupt conduct arising from LEIC Act investigations. This report also reveals the growing interest of agencies in developing their IT audit, security and forensics capabilities in order to detect and respond to misuse of information in a timely and effective manner. 

Agencies are invited to consider how the vulnerabilities uncovered in this brief are relevant to their staff and functions, and to 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 available to assist agencies to strengthen their integrity frameworks.