As a public official or CCC liaison officer, it is your role to represent your agency in dealings with the CCC.
Notifying the CCC: what you must report
You must notify us of any reasonable suspicion of corrupt conduct, in accordance with ss. 38 or 40 of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 (having regard to ss. 14 and 15 of the Act). You are not required to conduct any preliminary inquiries, nor do you need evidence to any particular standard.
Assessing suspected corrupt conduct - resources
The following resources are designed to help you correctly assess suspected corrupt conduct.
- Corruption in focus: a guide to dealing with corrupt conduct in the Queensland public sector
- What is corrupt conduct includes the key questions to ask when assessing a complaint, with a link to the Crime and Corruption Act 2001
- Factsheets on the new definition of corrupt conduct (PDF, 1.6 MB) and the new section 40A requirement (PDF, 711 kB)
- Corruption in the Queensland public sector - it's not just about public servants (Prevention in Focus) aims to help agencies assess corruption allegations according to the new definition of corrupt conduct. Using case studies, it steps through the assessment process and the associated consultation with the CCC.
- Assessments per section 40 directions (output from audit report): This practical guide has been designed to assist public officials and delegated decision-makers in public sector agencies with agreed section 40 directions to effectively assess, classify and notify the CCC of corrupt conduct matters. It provides the necessary key steps, recordkeeping obligations and supporting resources.
- A guide to recordkeeping requirements under section 40A
- Assessing allegations of corrupt conduct: a guide to recordkeeping requirements under section 40A
- A suggested template for a Corrupt Conduct Assessment form
- A Guide to assessing allegations about misuse of confidential information
- When does workplace bullying reach the threshold for corrupt conduct? (Prevention in Focus)
- Body-worn cameras - their role in complaint resolution
- Notify the CCC if you have a reasonable suspicion of corrupt conduct.
- Avoid telling people that they are suspected of corrupt conduct.
- Ask the CCC for advice if you are uncertain about whether a matter should be referred.
- If the agency has conducted a preliminary investigation, include copies of any photographs, medical reports, video evidence, transcripts or tapes of any interviews conducted and any other relevant documentation obtained.
- New HR Act obligations: see https://www.ccc.qld.gov.au/public-sector/assessing-and-notifying
Reporting suspected corrupt conduct: forms for CCC liaison officers
Please use either of the following forms to report corrupt conduct: