The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission demands a high standard of conduct and integrity from all of its employees. Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission staff must uphold the Australian Public Service (APS) Values and comply with the APS Code of Conduct, Public Service Act 1999 (the Act).
Staff who are seconded to or work with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission under task force arrangements are in most circumstances also subject to their home agencies’ ‘professional standards’ arrangements—subject to agreements between their agency and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.
If you are aware of misconduct, fraudulent or corrupt activity by Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission staff, including contractors, secondees or task force members, please notify the Integrity Assurance Team by sending an email to integrity.assurance [at] acic.gov.au Although it is preferable to receive such reports via email, telephone contact is also acceptable. Ask to speak to the Integrity Assurance team, who will make every attempt to keep you informed of the progress and outcome of your complaint.
The Integrity Assurance team is responsible for the receipt, assessment and investigation of complaints relating to allegations of:
- misconduct (staff members)
- fraud committed within or against the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (staff members, external parties)
- corruption issues (former and current Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission staff)
Any person can provide information. In accordance with subsection 15 (3) of the Act, the agency is required to follow the Procedures for determining breaches of the Code of Conduct and for determining sanction when investigating an allegation.
Minor complaints relating to behaviour (for example, rudeness) may be actioned by managers within the workplace.
The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s oversight body is the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI), which is an independent and proactive body established by the Commonwealth to detect and prevent serious or systemic corruption.
The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission reports any complaint regarding corrupt activity by its staff to ACLEI for appropriate action.
If you are not satisfied with the way the Integrity Assurance team has handled your complaint you can write to the Manager Integrity and Security, at the address provided below, who can initiate a review of your complaint.
You may also complain to the Commonwealth Ombudsman. The Ombudsman will consider what if any, further action is required. If the Ombudsman considers that the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has made a mistake or acted wrongly, the Ombudsman can recommend that the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission provide a solution or a remedy.
It is an offence under the Criminal Code Act 1995 to knowingly provide false or misleading information.
Integrity Assurance team, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission
Integrity Assurance team
Phone (general): 02 6243 6666
IAT Reporting Line (anonymous): 1300 063 117
Email: integrity.assurance [at] acic.gov.au
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
Phone (general): 02 6141 2345
Email: contact [at] aclei.gov.au
Phone: 1300 362 072
Email: ombudsman [at] ombudsman.gov.au