We can investigate complaints of corruption and police misconduct across the Victorian public sector, including Victoria Police. By law, we must prioritise serious or systemic corruption for investigation.
IBAC periodically conducts surveys to understand perceptions about corruption and police misconduct in Victoria. In 2022, IBAC conducted online surveys with state and local government employees, Victoria Police employees, suppliers and the Victorian community. Over 12,000 people participated.
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.
Have you witnessed corruption? Suspect something? Your information could help expose how public sector corruption or police misconduct is wasting public money and hurting Victorians. Importantly, your complaint can help everyone learn valuable lessons to prevent future corruption and misconduct.