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You are here: Home Investigating corruption What the CCC investigates What the CCC does not investigate
You are here: Home Investigating corruption What the CCC investigates What the CCC does not investigate

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.

Last updated: 08 September 2016

If your matter does not concern corrupt conduct or police misconduct, the CCC is not the appropriate agency to contact. Visit the Queensland Ombudsman website for links to other independent complaint agencies to determine the most appropriate agency to report to.

Where the alleged conduct would not amount to corruption under the Crime and Corruption Act but is of a serious nature, the CCC may disseminate the information to another law enforcement agency to deal with.

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