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Operation Watts was the first ever joint investigation conducted by IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman. The investigation was initiated following two referrals, from the Attorney-General to IBAC, and from the Legislative Council to the Ombudsman, following allegations of 'branch stacking' involving misuse of public funds by certain Moderate Labor members of Parliament.
Conflicts of interest: myths, misconceptions and management
This resource highlights common myths and misconceptions around conflicts of interest to improve public officers' understanding and management of conflicts, and to strengthen public agencies' controls around conflicts of interest.
IBAC's Operation Carlisle investigated allegations of corrupt conduct by a Corrections Victoria employee. The investigation did not substantiate the allegations but did identify corruption vulnerabilities in Corrections Victoria practices and procedures.
IBAC Strategic Assessment
The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, IBAC, regularly assesses corruption risks and trends across Victorian state government and local councils. We consult widely to gauge areas most at risk of corruption and identify emerging risks. This helps direct corruption prevention activities strategically to prevent vital public services being undermined, official positions being misused, and public resources being stolen. Here are the main findings from our latest research conducted in 2019/20.