CCC Statement - 3 March 2016
The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has determined it is in the public interest to clarify reporting about a matter relating to the Brisbane City Council (BCC). The CCC confirms it is assessing information relating to the BCC.
It is important to note that an assessment is not an investigation.
When the CCC receives information or a complaint it first conducts an assessment to determine whether the matter falls within the CCC’s jurisdiction, whether an investigation is warranted, and, if so, which agency should be responsible.
In the interest of fairness and impartiality, the CCC notes that any allegation should be treated as unsubstantiated until a final outcome is reached.
The CCC will assess this matter in accordance with its standard processes. It is not appropriate for the CCC to comment further while the assessment process remains ongoing.
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 best made to the CCC confidentially.