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Inquiry Details

2017 Review of the Annual Reports of Oversighted Bodies

The annual reports review provides an opportunity for the Committee to review the exercise by oversighted agencies of their legislative functions and to discuss issues of public interest that are relevant to the Committee's functions.

The agencies the Committee oversights are as follows: the NSW Ombudsman and Child Death Review Team; the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission; the Inspector of the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission; the Information and Privacy Commission; the NSW Crime Commission, including the Commission's Management Committee; and the Inspector of Custodial Services.

The functions of the Joint Committee include the review of each annual report furnished to the Parliament by the agencies oversighted by the Committee. The specific functions are set out in section 31B of the Ombudsman Act, section 95 of the Police Integrity Commission Act, section 44 of the Government Information (Information Commissioner) Act, section 44A of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act, section 71 of the Crime Commission Act and section 17 of the Inspector of Custodial Services Act. Section 34J(1) of the Community Services (Complaints, Reviews and Monitoring) Act is also relevant to the work of the Committee.