Oversight of the Commission


Recognising the significant powers that are given to the Integrity Commission, the Commission is subject to a number of oversight measures including the Inspector of the Integrity Commission and the Assembly Standing Committee on the Integrity Commission.

Inspector of the Integrity Commission

The Commission is subject to oversight by the Inspector of the Integrity Commission. For the present time, the Inspector of the Integrity Commission is the ACT Ombudsman.

The functions of the Inspector are:

See section 227 of the Integrity Commission Act

The powers of the Inspector

The Inspector:

See section 228 of the Integrity Commission Act

Complaints about the Integrity Commission

For more information on the roles and functions of the Inspector and how to make a complaint about the Integrity Commission, visit the Inspector’s website.

Standing Committee on the Integrity Commission

The ACT Legislative Assembly has established the Standing Committee on the Integrity Commission to perform certain accountability and oversight functions, including to:

The committee is composed of one Member of the Legislative Assembly nominated by the Government, one Member nominated by the Opposition and another nominated by the Crossbench.

The committee is not authorised under its resolution of appointment to investigate a matter relating to particular conduct or to reconsider a decision to investigate, nor to investigate or to discontinue an investigation of a particular complaint made to the Commission.

Neither is it permitted to reconsider the findings, recommendations, determinations or other decisions of the Commission or the Inspector in relation to a particular investigation or complaint.

For more information on the work of the Standing Committee on the Integrity Commission, please visit the ACT Legislative Assembly website at www.parliament.act.gov.au