Corruption investigations and related activities – results for 13 February to 26 April 2016
The results on this page reflect the information reported to the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee at the last joint public meeting held on 23 May 2016.
- Finalised 17 corruption investigations resulting in 28 criminal charges and 21 recommendations for disciplinary action against three public sector employees and eight QPS officers.
- 37 corruption matters currently under investigation.
- A police officer from the Southern Police Region was charged on 14 March 2016 with 25 charges for the alleged unauthorised use of the QPS QPrime database system.
- A Townsville police officer was charged with one count of common assault after allegedly assaulting a 14-year-old female in 2015.
- Assessment completed relating to the conduct of Brisbane Lord Mayor Councillor Graham Quirk and the other members of Brisbane City Council's Establishment and Coordination Committee, also known as Civic Cabinet, in connection with a proposed sale of land to a company associated with a Liberal National Party (LNP) donor. Read the media release.
- Assessment completed related to information it received from the Whitsunday Ratepayers Association (WRA) relating to the Deputy Mayor of the Whitsunday Regional Council. The CCC determined that the information did not raise a reasonable suspicion of corrupt conduct or identify any possible criminal offence. Read the media release.
- As part of its function to reduce corruption in the public sector, the CCC conducts audits to find out how Queensland's public sector agencies deal with complaints of corrupt conduct. In April 2016, the CCC released its Corruption Audit Plan for 2016-17.
- Received 560 complaints of corruption containing 1208 allegations of corruption:
- 65% (785) related to police
- 27% (325) related to public sector agencies (including government-owned corporations)
- 6% (73) related to local government
- 2% (25) related to other agencies.
- Assessed 627 complaints
- Closely monitored and reviewed 27 public sector and police matters
- Commenced 12 new investigations
- Finalised 17 investigations.
- CCC finalises Lockyer Valley Regional Council investigation - 31 March 2016
- Townsville police officer charged with assault - 21 March 2016
- CCC determines not to investigate allegations from Whitsunday Ratepayers Association – 16 March 2016
- CCC Statement - 3 March 2016 (clarifying media reports about a matter relating to the Brisbane City Council)
- CCC will not investigate conduct relating to Royalties for the Regions program - 18 February 2016
- CCC commences investigation into Queensland Health recruitment allegations - 20 January 2016