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Appendix 4: Statistical reporting

The Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Regulations 2006 set out the particulars that are required to be included in the Annual Report. The relevant statistics are presented in the following pages, along with other data that illustrates some of the year's work in numbers.

Notes to the statistics

  • The data provided here represents 'corruption issues'–instances of information or allegations about possible corrupt conduct that are notified to the Integrity Commissioner for assessment under the LEIC Act framework by agency heads, or that are referred by other people. The LEIC Act recognises that not all 'corruption issues' will have substance or require investigation.
  • ACLEI also receives information from time to time that, following evaluation, is not treated as a corruption issue–for instance, where the information relates to an agency outside of jurisdiction, or where the allegation made is unlikely to be plausible.
  • Some minor variations in statistics occur between Annual Reports–for instance, to update a record when a decision is made to re-open a case that had previously been closed, or to correct errors in previous reports.
  • The definition of the ACC in the following tables includes members of the former National Crime Authority. Similarly, the definition of the DIBP includes staff members of the former Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.
  • Numbers appearing in (brackets) are for the previous reporting period, 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015.

Notifications from agency heads (Regulation 17)

Corruption issues notified in 2015–16 under section 19–by corruption class, as assessed upon receipt

ACC AFP Ag AUSTRAC CrimTrac DIBP TOTAL
Abuse of office [s 6(1)(a)] 1 (3) 23 (23) 1 (0) 1 (2) 0 (1) 124 (31) 150 (60)
Pervert the course of justice [s 6(1)(b)] 0 (0) 4 (4) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (1) 5 (5)
Corruption of any other kind [s 6(1)(c)] 1 (0) 5 (5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 30 (1) 36 (6)
Total 2 (3) 32 (32) 1 (0) 1 (2) 0 (1) 155 (33) 191 (71)

How these notifications were dealt with

ACC AFP Ag AUSTRAC CrimTrac DIBP TOTAL
Investigations
ACLEI investigation [s 26(1)(a)] 1 (0) 13 (3) 0 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 4 (2) 19 (5)
Joint investigation [s 26(2)] 1 (1) 1 (1) 1 (0) 0 (1) 0 (0) 9 (10) 12 (13)
Managed investigation
[s 26(1)(b)(i) or 26(1)(d)]
0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
AFP investigation managed by ACLEI [s 26(1)(c)(i)] 0 (0) N/A 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Overseen investigation
[s 26(1)(b)(ii) or 26(1)(e)]
0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
AFP investigation overseen by ACLEI [s 26(1)(c)(ii)] 0 (0) N/A 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (1) 0 (0) 0 (1)
Unsupervised agency investigation [s 26(1)(b)(iii)] 0 (1) 8 (14) 0 (0) 0 (1) 0 (0) 36 (11) 44 (27)
Unsupervised AFP investigation [s 26(1)(c)(iii)] 0 (0) N/A 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Not 'significant'–agency investigates [s 22(1)] 0 (0) 5 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (4) 5 (4)
Direction to agency to investigate [s 22(2A)] 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Sub Total 2 (2) 27 (18) 1 (0) 1 (2) 0 (1) 49 (27) 80 (50)
Reasons for taking no further action
Arranged for State integrity agency to investigate [s 29(6)(b)] 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Satisfied that another agency should investigate [s 31(4)(a)] 0 (0) 0 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (1)
Frivolous or vexatious [s 31(4)(b)] 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Subject of proceedings before a court [s 31(4)(d)] 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Investigation not warranted [s 31(4)(e)] 0 (0) 1 (4) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 64 (7) 65 (11)
Did not raise a corruption issue under the LEIC Act 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Sub Total 0 (0) 1 (5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 64 (7) 65 (12)
Under assessment at close of reporting period
Under assessment 0 (1) 4 (5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 42 (3) 46 (9)
Sub Total 0 (1) 4 (5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 42 (3) 46 (9)
Total 2 (3) 32 (28) 1 (0) 1 (2) 0 (1) 155 (37) 191 (71)

Referrals from other sources (Regulation 18)

Corruption issues referred in 2015–16 under section 18 or 23–by corruption class, as assessed upon receipt

ACC AFP Ag AUSTRAC CrimTrac DIBP TBD* TOTAL
Abuse of office
[s 6(1)(a)]
1 (3) 7 (7) 6 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 18 (17) 1 (0) 33 (28)
Pervert the course of justice [s 6(1)(b)] 0 (0) 1 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (1)
Corruption of any other kind [s 6(1)(c)] 1 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (1) 0 (0) 5 (1)
Total 2 (3) 9 (8) 7 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 20 (18) 1 (0) 39 (30)

* To Be Determined

How these referrals were dealt with

ACC AFP Ag AUSTRAC CrimTrac DIBP TBD* TOTAL
Investigations
ACLEI investigation
[s 26(1)(a)]
1 (1) 2 (2) 4 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 10 (1) 0 (0) 17 (4)
Joint investigation [s 26(2)] 1 (2) 2 (0) 0 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 5 (5) 0 (0) 8 (8)
Managed investigation
[s 26(1)(b)(i) or 26(1)(d)]
0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Overseen investigation
[s 26(1)(b)(ii) or 26(1)(e)]
0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
AFP investigation managed or overseen by ACLEI [s 26(1)(c)(i) or 26(1)(c)(ii)] 0 (0) N/A 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Unsupervised agency investigation [s 26(1)(b)(iii)] 0 (0) 2 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (5) 0 (0) 5 (6)
Unsupervised AFP investigation [s 26(1)(c)(iii)] 0 (0) N/A 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Sub Total 2 (3) 6 (3) 4 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 18 (11) 0 (0) 30 (18)
Reasons for taking no further action
Satisfied that another agency should investigate [s 31(4)(a)] 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Frivolous or vexatious
[s 31(4)(b)]
0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Subject of proceedings before a court [s 31(4)(d)] 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Investigation not warranted [s 31(4)(e)] 0 (0) 1 (3) 2 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (5) 0 (0) 5 (8)
Did not raise a corruption issue under the LEIC Act 0 (0) 0 (1) 1 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (1)
Sub Total 0 (0) 1 (4) 3 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (5) 0 (0) 6 (9)
Under assessment at close of reporting period
Under assessment 0 (0) 2 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (2) 1 (0) 3 (3)
Sub Total 0 (0) 2 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (2) 1 (0) 3 (3)
Total 2 (3) 9 (8) 7 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 20 (18) 1 (0) 39 (30)

* To Be Determined

Own-initiative investigations (Regulation 19)

Investigations commenced in 2015–16 by the Integrity Commissioner without a notification or referral

ACC AFP Ag AUSTRAC CrimTrac DIBP TOTAL
Abuse of office
[s 6(1)(a)]
1 (1) 3 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 5 (1)
Corruption of any other kind [s 6(1)(c)] 0 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0)
Total 1 (1) 4 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 6 (1)

ACLEI investigations (Regulation 20)

Corruption issues investigated in 2015–16 under section 26(1)(a)–including joint investigations and investigations carried forward from previous years–by corruption class

ACC AFP Ag AUSTRAC CrimTrac DIBP TOTAL
Abuse of office
[s 6(1)(a)]
12 45 11 2 1 55 126
Pervert the course of justice [s 6(1)(b)] 0 2 0 0 0 1 3
Corruption of any other kind [s 6(1)(c)] 3 6 0 0 0 6 15
Total corruption issues active in 2015–16 15 53 11 2 1 62 144

Investigations concluded in 2015–16

ACC AFP Ag AUSTRAC CrimTrac DIBP TOTAL
Reports to the Minister 2 (1) 0 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (2) 2 (4)
Discontinued after reconsideration [s 42] 0 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 4 (2) 4 (3)
Total 2 (2) 0 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 4 (4) 6 (7)

Corruption issues carried forward

Assessments carried forward to 2016–17, by year of notification or referral

ACC AFP Ag AUSTRAC CrimTrac DIBP TBD* TOTAL
2013–14 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3
2015–16 0 6 0 0 0 42 1 49
Total under assessment at
30 June 2016
0 8 0 0 0 43 1 52

* To Be Determined

ACLEI investigations carried forward to 2016–17, by year of notification or referral

ACLEI or joint investigation [s 26(1)(a) and s 26(2)]* ACC AFP Ag AUSTRAC CrimTrac DIBP TOTAL
2009–10 3 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A 3
2010–11 0 2 N/A N/A N/A 0 2
2011–12 3 4 N/A N/A N/A 1 8
2012–13 0 4 N/A N/A N/A 4 8
2013–14 0 11 4 0 0 6 21
2014–15 2 10 2 1 1 18 34
2015–16 5 22 5 1 0 29 62
Total under investigation by ACLEI at 30 June 2016 13 53 11 2 1 58 138**

*At 30 June 2016, 74 corruption issues were under joint investigation by ACLEI and other agencies.

** Includes seven re-opened cases.

LEIC Act agency investigations carried forward to 2016–17, by year of notification or referral

Agency investigations
[s 22 and s 26(1)(b, c, d, e)]
ACC AFP Ag AUSTRAC CrimTrac DIBP TOTAL
2011–12 0 4 N/A N/A N/A 2 6
2012–13 0 6 N/A N/A N/A 5 11
2013–14 0 6 0 1 0 6 13
2014–15 1 16 0 1 0 15 33
2015–16 0 15 0 0 0 39 54
Total under investigation
by other agencies at
30 June 2015
1 47 0 2 0 67 117