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Inquiry Details

Review of the 2019-2020 Annual Reports of the ICAC and the Inspector of the ICAC

The Committee reviews the ICAC and ICAC Inspector’s performance, examines their annual and other reports, and reports to Parliament on matters relating to their functions.
This inquiry was self-referred on 4 November 2020.


Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988 (NSW)  


64   Functions  


(1)  The functions of the Joint Committee are as follows:  

(a)  to monitor and to review the exercise by the Commission and the Inspector of the Commission’s and Inspector’s functions,

(b)  to report to both Houses of Parliament, with such comments as it thinks fit, on any matter appertaining to the Commission or the Inspector or connected with the exercise of its functions to which, in the opinion of the Joint Committee, the attention of Parliament should be directed,

(c)  to examine each annual and other report of the Commission and of the Inspector and report to both Houses of Parliament on any matter appearing in, or arising out of, any such report,

(d)  to examine trends and changes in corrupt conduct, and practices and methods relating to corrupt conduct, and report to both Houses of Parliament any change which the Joint Committee thinks desirable to the functions, structures and procedures of the Commission and the Inspector,

(e)  to inquire into any question in connection with its functions which is referred to it by both Houses of Parliament, and report to both Houses on that question.  


(2)  Nothing in this Part authorises the Joint Committee:  

(a)  to investigate a matter relating to particular conduct, or

(b)  to reconsider a decision to investigate, not to investigate or to discontinue investigation of a particular complaint, or

(c)  to reconsider the findings, recommendations, determinations or other decisions of the Commission in relation to a particular investigation or complaint.