What the CCC does not investigate
The CCC does not investigate all matters it receives relating to potential corruption. Where the reported conduct is not considered to be serious or systemic, it may be referred to the agency concerned to deal with it.
A key principle in combating public sector corruption in Queensland is devolution. Read more about the devolution principle.
Broad areas outside the CCC jurisdiction
Matters outside the CCC jurisdiction include:
- private sector matters, unless they arise out of dealings with the public sector
- issues arising in departments or organisations in other states or territories
- matters relating to federal parliamentarians, departments or agencies
- matters relating to state parliamentarians or local government councillors, unless their conduct could amount to a criminal offence.
Limits to the CCC mandate
The CCC is not a court. It cannot find people guilty or not guilty, nor can it discipline anyone. However, it can refer matters to the Director of Public Prosecutions with a view to criminal prosecution or to the appropriate chief executive to consider disciplinary action.