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Reporting corruption

How to report a corruption issue

The Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity investigates corruption issues involving staff members and former staff members of:

  • the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (including the Australian Crime Commission, and the former CrimTrac Agency and National Crime Authority)
  • the Australian Federal Police (including ACT Policing)
  • the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)
  • prescribed aspects of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, and
  • the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (including the Australian Border Force).

Any information provided to ACLEI is received in the strictest confidence.

A person providing information about a corruption issue to ACLEI does not have to give a name, but 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 contact to be made.

ACLEI endeavours to be sensitive and helpful to people who refer concerns to the Integrity Commissioner. However, ACLEI does not have a complaint handling role, and its investigations are not oriented to achieving remedies or personal resolutions for individuals. Rather, 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) to another government agency better suited to investigate it. If that action would cause a concern, please discuss it with ACLEI at the time of providing the information.

Corruption issues can be reported to ACLEI by any of the following means:
Hotline: (02) 6141 2345; +61 2 6141 2345
Email: contact@aclei.gov.au
Online: www.aclei.gov.au
Fax: (02) 6230 7341; +61 2 6230 7341
Post: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
GPO Box 605
Canberra ACT 2601