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Taskforce Flaxton – an examination of corruption risks in corrective services facilities

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has commenced an examination of corruption and corruption risks in Queensland corrective services facilities.

Taskforce Flaxton will examine possible systemic issues with a view to raising standards of integrity relevant to detecting, managing and preventing corruption risks associated with Queensland corrective services facilities.

Taskforce Flaxton will focus on adult prisons and work camps in Queensland, including the two privately run facilities at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre and Southern Queensland Correctional Centre. At this stage, the CCC will not be examining corruption risks in community-based corrections (e.g. probation and parole) or youth detention.

The CCC will conduct a public hearing in relation to Taskforce Flaxton. It is anticipated that the public hearing will be held in May 2018. The public hearing will examine:

  • Corruption and risks of corruption in Queensland corrective services facilities (including 14 prisons (two managed under private contracts) and work camps).
  • Features of the legislative, policy and operational environment that may enable corrupt conduct to occur or are vulnerable to corrupt conduct.
  • Reforms to better prevent, detect and deal with corrupt conduct within Queensland corrective services facilities.

The CCC will issue a public report on the outcomes of Taskforce Flaxton.


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Terms of Reference
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Practice guidelines
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Presiding Officer

CCC Chairperson, Alan MacSporran QC

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The CCC invites stakeholders and members of the public to contribute their views by way of written feedback. The public submissions paper (see link below) provides background information and some key questions to guide written submissions.

Send your submission to the CCC by 13 April by one of the following methods:

Email: [email protected] (this is the preferred submission method)


Taskforce Flaxton
Crime and Corruption Commission
GPO Box 3123
Brisbane Qld 4001

Fax: 07 3360 6333

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    Last updated: 06 April 2018

    Lodge a complaint

    If you wish to lodge a complaint or provide information about an allegation of corrupt conduct in Queensland corrective services facilities, please lodge your complaint here.


    All correspondence to:

    Taskforce Flaxton
    GPO Box 3123, Brisbane QLD 4001

    or email:
    [email protected]

    Media contact

    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 07 3360 6000

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