When an investigation finishes, we will decide whether corruption or police misconduct has occurred.
If there is evidence of corruption or police misconduct
- bring criminal proceedings for an offence relating to any matter arising out of the investigation
- refer any matter under investigation to the Office of Public Prosecutions
- refer matters to another entity (including the public body which was the subject of the investigation) for consideration of disciplinary or other action
- make recommendations about matters arising out of the investigation to the relevant principal officer of a body, the responsible Minister, or the Premier, and request a response
- publish public reports and produce key risk and prevention resources.
Can IBAC prosecute people?
IBAC can prosecute certain offences or refer matters to the Office of Public Prosecutions.
- decide if a person is innocent or guilty
- determine entitlements and liabilities.
Find out more about our investigative powers.
If there are no findings of corruption or police misconduct
- make no finding
- take no action
- recommend preventative action where systemic issues and organisational corruption risks are identified. This can include:
When an investigation is private, we may tell you the outcome of the investigation.
We publish details about both private and public investigations in our annual reports and special reports.