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The Inspector is accountable to a bi-partisan parliamentary committee known as the Parliamentary Committee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption (the Committee). The ICAC also reports to this Committee. The functions of the Committee relevant to the Inspector are:

  • Under s64A to:
    • examine the proposed appointment of a person to the position of the Inspector and to either approve or veto the proposed appointment.
  • Under s64 to:
    • Monitor and review the exercise of the ICAC and the Inspector’s functions.
    • Report to both Houses of Parliament, with such comments as it thinks fit, on any matter appertaining to the ICAC and the Inspector.
    • Examine each annual and other report of the ICAC and the Inspector and report to both Houses of Parliament on any matter appearing in, or arising out of, any such report.
    • Examine trends and changes in corrupt conduct and practices and methods relating to corrupt conduct and report to both Houses of Parliament any change which the Committee thinks desirable to the functions, structures and procedures of the ICAC and the Inspector.

Section 64(2) of the ICAC Act, however, prohibits the Committee from investigating a complaint which has been investigated by the Inspector or the ICAC. The Committee also cannot reconsider the findings, recommendations, determinations or other decisions of the Inspector or the the ICAC in relation to a particular investigation or complaint.

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