Integrity and Oversight Committee

Inquiry into the education and prevention functions of Victoria’s integrity agencies

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The inquiry considered how Victoria’s integrity agencies undertake their education and prevention functions to expose and address public sector corruption and misconduct. The integrity agencies examined were:  

  • the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission 
  • the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner 
  • the Victorian Inspectorate 
  • the Victorian Ombudsman. 

That the Integrity and Oversight Committee inquire into and report to the Parliament, no later than 30 March 2021, on:

(1) The Victorian legislative framework with regard to the education and prevention functions of the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC), the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC), the Victorian Inspectorate (VI) and the Victorian Ombudsman (VO).

(2) The current policies, practices and activities of IBAC, OVIC, the VI and the VO regarding the exercise of their education and prevention functions– including their application to the integrity agencies themselves, public sector bodies and the Victorian community.

(3) Best practice with respect to integrity agencies’ education about, and prevention of, corruption and other misconduct, drawing on interstate and international experience.

(4) Whether the exercise by IBAC, OVIC, the VI and the VO of their education and prevention functions throughout Victoria meets best practice.

(5) What improvements can be made to integrity agency education and prevention functions and their exercise by IBAC, OVIC, the VI and the VO.

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