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Inquiry Details

Review of the Inspector's Report to the Premier: The Inspector's Review of the ICAC

The Committee is inquiring into the ICAC Inspector’s Report to the Premier: The Inspector’s Review of the ICAC, dated May 2016.

 

The Committee decided to report on two inquiries in a single report. The other inquiry covered is the Committee's Review of the Report of the Inspector of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption regarding Operation Hale.

Referred by the Premier on 1 June 2016

Terms of Reference – Inquiry into the ICAC Inspector’s Report to the Premier: The Inspector’s Review of the ICAC

That the Committee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption (‘ICAC’) review and report on the ICAC Inspector’s Report to the Premier: The Inspector’s Review of the ICAC dated 12 May 2016; with particular regard to:

  1. the extent, nature and exercise of the ICAC’s current powers and procedures including the rationale for and conduct of investigations and public hearings, and possible options for reform;
  2. the current structure and governance of the ICAC, best practice models adopted by other integrity institutions, and possible options for reform;
  3. the current oversight arrangements for the ICAC, including the role, powers and resourcing of the ICAC Inspector, and possible options for reform;
  4. whether the outcome of legal action taken in response to the ICAC’s corrupt conduct findings is adequately reflected on the public record; and possible options for reform;
  5. any other related matters.

In conducting its inquiry the Committee will take into account relevant reports and documents impacting on the terms of reference, in particular:

  • the report of the Hon Murray Gleeson AC, QC and Mr Bruce McClintock SC, Independent Panel – Review of the Jurisdiction of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, dated 30 July 2015;
  • the report of Mr Andrew Tink AM, Review of Police Oversight, dated 31 August 2015;
  • any report of the ICAC Inspector recommending changes to the ICAC’s practice and procedure.

 Terms of Reference.pdf

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