What happens to a complaint after it has been made?


After a complaint, notification or referral has been made

After a person has made a complaint, mandatory corruption notification or referral the Commission will assess it. The Commission is required to:

The Commission must prioritise the investigation of complaints about conduct that may be serious or system corrupt conduct.

Keeping people informed

The Commission is required to keep people who have made a corruption complaint informed.

There are similar requirements for the Commission to keep referral entities and people who have made a mandatory corruption notification informed.

The Commission must not tell a complainant, referrer or mandated reporter about matters listed above if telling the person would be likely to adversely affect a person’s safety or an investigation under this Act. Similarly, the Commission must not tell a complainant about matters listed above if telling the person would identify another person who has given information in relation to a corruption report, could allow the identity of the other person to be worked out, or would be contrary to a law in force in the Territory.

The requirements to keep entities and persons informed do not apply where a complaint is made anonymously or where the complainant has asked, in writing, not to be kept informed.

See Division 3.1.4 of the Integrity Commission Act