Our accountability

We are independent and accountable to the people of Victoria.

We are subject to scrutiny by various federal and state bodies, including:

Our accountability

Reports about our activities are publicly available

Our annual reports outline our performance against our key priorities and actions. We also publish public reports on:

  • outcomes of investigations
  • system reviews
  • corruption prevention initiatives.

Download our public reports.


Legislation we work under

The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Act 2011 outlines our functions, powers and how we work with other public sector integrity organisations.

The Protected Disclosure Act 2012 describes our central role in deciding which complaints are treated as protected disclosures.

View the complete list of Acts and regulatory compliance we work under.

Legislation that ensures our accountability

The Commissioner has been provided with powers and functions to undertake the roles given to IBAC by Parliament. These powers and functions are contained in the following legislation.

Act
Responsible Minister
Purpose
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Act 2011
Attorney-General
Establishes IBAC's functions and powers.
Act
Responsible Minister
Purpose
Victoria Police Act 2013
Police and Emergency Services
Provides for the governance and regulation of Victoria Police.
Act
Responsible Minister
Purpose
Confiscation Act 1997
Attorney-General
Provides for the confiscation and preservation of assets of accused and proceeds of crime.
Act
Responsible Minister
Purpose
Crimes (Assumed Identities) Act 2004
Attorney-General
Allows IBAC to obtain and use assumed identities.
Act
Responsible Minister
Purpose
Crimes (Controlled Operations) Act 2004
Attorney-General
Enables IBAC to conduct controlled operations.
Act
Responsible Minister
Purpose
Protected Disclosure Act 2012
Attorney-General
Allows IBAC to receive and investigate protected disclosure complaints.
Act
Responsible Minister
Purpose
Surveillance Devices Act 1999
Attorney-General
Allows IBAC to use surveillance devices under warrant.

Act
Responsible Minister
Purpose

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (Cth)
Attorney-General (Cth)
Allows IBAC to intercept telecommunications and stored communications under warrant.

Act
Responsible Minister
Purpose
Telecommunications (Interception) (State Provisions) Act 1988
Attorney-General
Enables IBAC to intercept telecommunications in accordance with the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (Cth). 

Procurement

General conditions

Annual procurement plan

This summary forecast of IBAC procurement activity is published in accordance with the Victorian Government Purchasing Board's Governance Policy.

Disclaimer: The IBAC Annual Procurement Plan 2018/19 is current as at September 2018. All planned procurements are subject to revision or cancellation. The information in the plan is provided for planning purposes only, it does not represent a solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment by IBAC to purchase the described goods or services. Requests for Tender will be advertised on the Victorian government tenders website at www.tenders.vic.gov.au.

How to make a procurement complaint

IBAC is committed to ensuring its procurement activities comply with the Victorian Government Purchasing Board (VGPB) policies and procedures, and are underpinned by high levels of probity, accountability and integrity.

To find out more about the VGPB policies, visit Victorian Government Purchasing Board.

To report a concern or complaint about an IBAC process or probity matter relating to a procurement activity, contact the IBAC team or staff member you are dealing with. Most issues are the result of misunderstanding or process error and can be rectified quickly and easily. If the issue is not resolved, you can make a formal complaint to IBAC. Complaints are handled in a fair, consistent and transparent manner. The following process is followed:

Step 1: Making a procurement related complaint
If you have a complaint or concern relating to a procurement or probity activity carried out by IBAC, email the Chief Procurement Officer via procurement@ibac.vic.gov.au and provide the following information:

  • a concise written statement clearly setting out the basis of your complaint
  • specific details for the complaint including an explanation of how the complaint may impact the person or organisation making the complaint
  • any relevant background information including prior actions or correspondence involving IBAC in relation to the issue
  • copies of all relevant documentary evidence supporting the complaint.

Step 2: Complaint investigation process
Within five working days of receipt of your complaint:

  • You will receive a written acknowledgement of your complaint.
  • If further information is required to address your concern, you will be given a minimum of 10 working days to provide the required documentation, unless the matter is urgent.
  • As soon as all the information is collected, IBAC will work to reach a resolution within 20 working days of receiving your last correspondence.
  • IBAC will provide you with a written response (an outcome letter) advising you of the outcome of the complaint and any follow on action.

If additional information is required, or the services of external parties are required to advise on elements of the complaint, there will be an extension of time. This will be based on the number of working days between the request for, and receipt of additional information and/or advice sought.

Step 3: Complaint outcome
If you disagree with the proposed resolution provided in the outcome letter, you may refer your complaint to the Victorian Government Purchasing Board (VGPB) for investigation.

Complaints submitted to the VGPB must be lodged by letter or email within 10 working days of the receipt of the findings by IBAC to the following address:

Victorian Government Purchasing Board
Department of Treasury and Finance
GPO Box 4379
Melbourne 3001
Email: vgpb@dtf.vic.gov.au