IBAC and Victorian Ombudsman warn prompt reform needed one year on from Watts Report
The Victorian Ombudsman and IBAC tabled Operation Watts progress report in parliament today.
MPs and councillors reveal their perceptions of corruption within government
Today, the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) released the findings of its Perceptions of Corruption Survey completed by Victorian Members of Parliament (MPs) and local government councillors. The voluntary survey for MPs and councillors builds on IBAC’s surveys in 2022 with state and local government employees, Victoria Police employees, business suppliers, and the Victorian community.
Operation Sandon uncovers serious corruption risks in Victoria’s planning system
Today the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) tabled a special report in Parliament that exposes corruption vulnerabilities in Victoria’s planning decision-making processes at both state and local government levels.
Issue 36: Acting Commissioner’s message
Welcome to the July edition of IBAC Insights. Since our last edition, there have been a number of significant outcomes achieved that I would like to highlight, including the release of major reports and the launch of our new, user-friendly website.
IBAC’s witness liaison measures
IBAC's statutory functions are to expose and prevent serious and systemic corrupt conduct and police misconduct. In performing these functions and given the serious nature of the matters IBAC considers, we recognise that people involved in or subject to our investigations and examinations may be under a level of stress.
Predatory behaviour continues within Victoria Police
In May, IBAC released a review of allegations of predatory behaviour by Victoria Police officers. Predatory behaviour is where a police officer misuses their position to begin – or attempt to begin – an emotional or sexual relationship with a person they meet in the course of their duties. It can also relate to the sexual assault, stalking, harassment or grooming of a person.