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You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases CCC determines not to investigate allegations from Whitsunday Ratepayers Association – 16 March 2016
You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases CCC determines not to investigate allegations from Whitsunday Ratepayers Association – 16 March 2016

CCC determines not to investigate allegations from Whitsunday Ratepayers Association – 16 March 2016

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has finished assessing information it received from the Whitsunday Ratepayers Association (WRA) relating to the Deputy Mayor of the Whitsunday Regional Council.

The CCC has determined it will not commence an investigation.

On 7 March 2016, the CCC received correspondence from the WRA that contained a number of allegations of corrupt conduct relating to the Deputy Mayor.

When the CCC receives information or a referral containing allegations, it first assesses the matter to determine whether it is in the CCC’s jurisdiction and, if so, whether a CCC investigation is warranted.  In the case of elected officials, the CCC is limited to investigating allegations of corrupt conduct that involve the commission of a criminal offence.

The information provided by the WRA did not raise a reasonable suspicion of corrupt conduct or identify any possible criminal offence.

On that basis, the CCC will take no further action.

The CCC takes this opportunity to remind the public, as it did at the commencement of the local government election period, that it is preferable that complaints are made to the CCC confidentially.

Last updated: 22 March 2016

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