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Brisbane man charged with money laundering - 18 May 2018

A 61-year-old Eight Mile Plains man was charged today at the Brisbane City Watch house with money laundering following a CCC investigation related to Ipswich City Council.

Victorian man charged with Official Corruption - 16 May 2018

A 60-year-old man from Victoria was today served with a Notice to Appear in Court following an ongoing CCC investigation into an Ipswich City Council matter.

CCC warns Queensland public servants about unauthorised access to information - 16 May 2018

As part of Privacy Awareness Week 2018 (PAW) the Crime and Corruption Commission has warned that public servants who improperly access work databases can face disciplinary action including possible dismissal.

Kalinga man charged with forgery - 15 May 2018

A 47-year-old man from Kalinga was today served with a Notice to Appear in Court to face three charges of forgery following a Crime and Corruption Commission investigation into a Ipswich City Council matter.

Brassall man charged with Misconduct in Public Office - 8 May 2018

A 37-year-old man from Brassall was today charged with Misconduct in Public Office following a Crime and Corruption Commission investigation into Ipswich City Council.

Making Queensland safer, fairer and accountable

The CCC is accountable to the people of Queensland through the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee (PCCC) which met today. Read how we make Queensland safer, fairer and accountable, and view our crime and corruption results that were presented to the PCCC.

Taskforce Flaxton update - 2 May 2018

The Taskforce Flaxton public hearing will start on 14 May at the CCC. An initial witness list and public submissions are now available at http://www.ccc.qld.gov.au/taskforce-flaxton

Yamanto man charged with Misconduct in Public Office - 2 May 2018

A 54-year-old Yamanto man was today served with a Notice to Appear in Court to face one charge of Misconduct in Public Office following a Crime and Corruption Commission investigation.

Brassall man charged with fraud - 2 May 2018

A 47-year-old man from Brassall was charged today with Fraud related offences by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

Review of the Terrorism (Preventative Detention) Act 2005

Public submissions received by the CCC in relation to this review are now available on the website.

Two people charged with Official Corruption – 18 April 2018

A 66-year-old Springfield man and a 51-year-old Springfield woman were each served today with a Notice to Appear in Court following an ongoing Crime and Corruption Commission investigation.

Wishart man charged with possession of a dangerous drug - 18 April 2018

A 56-year-old Wishart man was today served with a Notice to Appear in Court to face a dangerous drug possession charge following a Crime and Corruption Commission investigation.

Yamanto man charged with Misconduct in Public Office - 13 April 2018

A 54-year-old Yamanto man was today served with a Notice to Appear in Court to face one charge of Misconduct in Public Office following a Crime and Corruption Commission investigation.

Risks in recruitment — are you adequately vetting your staff: What you should know

This CCC publication focuses on the dangers of public agencies failing to identify corruption risks when recruiting or promoting staff.

Brassall woman charged with fraudulent falsification of records - 27 March 2018

A 47-year-old woman from Brassall was charged today with fraudulent falsification of records by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

Taskforce Flaxton calls for public submissions - 26 March 2018

The Crime and Corruption Commission is calling for written public submissions as part of Taskforce Flaxton, its examination of corruption and corruption risks in Queensland corrective services facilities.

Windaroo man charged with official corruption and perjury - 26 March 2018

A 48-year-old Windaroo man was charged today with official corruption, perjury and failing to correct his Register of Interests.

CCC to examine corruption risks in corrective services facilities – 22 March 2018

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has launched Taskforce Flaxton to examine corruption and corruption risks in Queensland corrective services facilities.

Sunshine Coast District Police Officers charged with Misconduct in Public Office - 15 March 2018

Two plain clothes officers - a 48-year-old female and a 41-year-old male - from the Sunshine Coast District were this morning arrested and charged in the Caloundra Watch house on one charge each of Misconduct in Public Office (contrary to section 92A(1)c of the Criminal Code) following a CCC investigation.

Fraud and Corruption Control: Best Practice Guide

Following some useful feedback we have made some further improvements to the guide which do not materially alter the content. We commend this guide to you to help government agencies develop and review their organisation’s fraud and corruption frameworks.

Three men to face secret commission offences - 9 March 2018

Three men will face secret commission and other criminal offences following a Crime and CCC investigation into the circumstances of how a family member of a former senior hospital and health service employee was employed by a company contracted to the same health service.

Public submissions sought during CCC’s review of Queensland’s Terrorism (Preventative Detention) Act 2005 - 5 March 2018

Terrorism (Preventative Detention) Act 2005 review – call for public submissions The Terrorism (Preventative Detention) Act is being reviewed to determine the need for and effectiveness of this legislation. The CCC is calling for public submissions from interested stakeholders and members of the public. A public submissions paper has been developed to provide information about the TPDA review and the key questions to guide written submissions.

CCC to investigate allegations of corruption relating to Gold Coast City Council decision-making - 2 March 2018

The CCC has determined it is in the public interest to advise it has commenced an investigation into allegations of corrupt conduct relating to decision-making by some Gold Coast City Council councillors.

Jamboree Heights man charged with Disclosure of a Confidential CCC Notice - 1 March 2018

A 45-year-old Jamboree Heights man was this morning issued with a Notice to Appear in Court to face a charge of Disclosure of a Confidential CCC Notice (contrary to section 84(2) of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001) following an investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).

Improper access to public sector databases: What you should know

This CCC publication focuses on the potential corruption risks and vulnerabilities within public sector agencies in relation to improper access to agency databases.

Communiqué: CCC Chairperson and Directors-General to collaborate on corruption prevention in Queensland

The CCC and Directors-General have issued a communiqué affirming their commitment to corruption prevention in Queensland.

Man to face perjury charge after legal profession investigation - 11 January 2018

A man will face one charge of perjury following a CCC investigation into suspected criminal activity within elements of the legal profession in Queensland.

South Brisbane woman charged with additional fraud offences - 19 December 2017

A suspended senior government employee was this afternoon issued with a Notice to Appear in Court to face fraud offences following an investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

QFES employee and business owners charged with official corruption - 19 December 2017

Three additional people have been charged with serious criminal offences following a joint CCC, QFES and QPS investigation.

Former Helensvale man extradited to face drug and other charges - 15 December 2017

A 36-year-old former Helensvale resident has been extradited from Sydney and was today charged with a range of drug and property charges following a CCC investigation.

Corruption risks involving publicly funded research

This CCC publication focuses on the potential corruption risks and system vulnerabilities in the Queensland government research sector.

CCC Corruption Prevention Strategy

This Prevention Strategy is intended to serve as a guide for the CCC, partner law enforcement agencies, the public sector and the general public, in tackling corruption in Queensland.

Assessment of complaints regarding Gold Coast Police District matters - 5 December 2017

The CCC today released a statement regarding its assessment of complaints regarding Gold Coast Police District matters. The CCC has now referred 19 matters involving corrupt conduct and 14 matters involving police misconduct to the QPS for further investigation and appropriate action.

Cairns man charged with child exploitation offences - 5 December 2017

A 27-year-old Cairns man has been charged with child exploitation offences following an investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

Police use of force in Queensland watch-houses report released - 4 December 2017

The Crime and Corruption Commission published a report Police use of force in Qld watch-houses The report, which reviewed CCTV footage, CCC allegations data and QPS data, policies and procedures, did not find any systemic issues of excessive use of force.

Police use of force in Queensland watch-houses

The CCC report’s Police use of force in Queensland watch-houses is based on its examination of CCTV footage and allegations data from five watch-houses.

Hervey Bay Mayor charged with misconduct - 30 November 2017

A 66-year-old Hervey Bay man who is the current Mayor of the Fraser Coast Regional Council was this afternoon arrested on a number of charges following a Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigation.

Moranbah man charged with fraud – 28 November 2017

A 44-year-old Moranbah man who is a former employee of the Central Highlands Regional Council was yesterday issued a Notice to Appear in court to face one charge of fraud following a Crime and Corruption Commission investigation.

Gold Coast woman charged with perjury -17 November 2017

A 37-year-old Helensvale woman was charged today with perjury at Southport Police Station following a Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigation.

Nambour man charged with child exploitation offences - 14 November 2017

A 25-year-old Nambour man has been charged with alleged child exploitation offences following an investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission

Three men charged following legal profession investigation - 11 November 2017

Three men have been charged today with aggravated fraud following a joint CCC and QPS investigation into suspected criminal activity within elements of the legal profession in Queensland.

Underwood man charged with Official Corruption - 8 November 2017

A 63-year-old Underwood man was charged this afternoon with Official Corruption following a Crime and Corruption Commission investigation.

Queensland Fire Inspector charged with Official Corruption - 8 November 2017

A 43-year-old Teneriffe man was charged this morning with four charges of official corruption following a joint investigation led by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

CCC charges man with drug trafficking - 7 November 2017

A 43-year-old man was extradited from New South Wales yesterday (6 November 2017) to face drug offences following a CCC investigation.

A 30-year-old Southport man was charged last night with 10 drug supply offences - 3 November 2017

A 30 year old Southport man was charged last night with 10 drug supply offences. He was arrested at Brisbane Airport on arrival back into Australia on a warrant linked to the CCC's Operation Quaker.

CCC finds no suspicion of corrupt conduct in assessing complaints about parole matters - 1 November 2017

CCC finds no suspicion of corrupt conduct in assessing a number of complaints about the decision-making process of the Parole Board Queensland regarding the parole of Benjamin Oakley and allegations of political interference.

Managing conflicts of interest involving council employees

The CCC audited how effectively councils are able to identify, manage and prevent conflicts of interest involving council employees and the associated corruption risks.

MoU and bipartisan support delivers reform to police discipline system - 16 October, 2017

Media conference at the CCC at noon today to discuss MoU re new police disciple system

Caboolture police officer charged with Stealing as a Servant - 12 October 2017

Caboolture police officer charged yesterday with allegedly Stealing as a Servant

Former Gold Coast man extradited to face drug charges - 11 October 2017

Former Gold Coast man extradited from Melbourne to face court today on drug charges

Ipswich man charged with Official Corruption and other offences - 10 October 2017

A 66-year-old Ipswich man was this afternoon issued a Notice to Appear in court to face six criminal offences including official corruption following a CCC investigation

Capalaba man charged with child exploitation offences - 10 October 2017

Capalaba man charged with alleged child exploitation offences.

Brookwater woman charged with Official Corruption - 5 October 2017

Brookwater woman charged today with Official Corruption

Brookwater man charged with Official Corruption - 5 October 2017

A 65-year-old man charged today with Official Corruption and Attempt to Pervert the Course of Justice.

Operation Belcarra report recommendations to improve local government integrity - 4 October 2017

The CCC tabled a report, Operation Belcarra: A blueprint for integrity and addressing corruption risk in local government, in Parliament today. A press conference will be held at 2 pm today at the CCC.

Three people on corruption charges over Etheridge Shire Council contract - 30 September

Three people were today served Notices to Appear in court on alleged official corruption charges relating to a Etheridge Shire Council contract.

CCC's 2016-17 Annual Report tabled in Parliament - 29 September 2017

CCC's Annual Report tabled in Parliament today

Effectiveness of Queensland public sector corruption risk assessments: summary audit report

The CCC audited the effectiveness of public sector agencies’ corruption risk assessments.

CCC is a Right to Information Day partner - 27 September 2017

The CCC is an official partner in Right to Information (RTI) Day 2017 which will be held tomorrow.

Ipswich man charged with disclosure of a confidential document - 27 September 2017

A 53-year-old Karana Downs man charged with disclosure of a confidential document.

No criminal action relating to Mark Bailey's email account - 22 September 2017

The CCC has finalised its investigation into the Mark Bailey MP email matter and has determined not to commence a criminal prosecution. A press conference will be held today at 12.30pm.

CCC is a Right to Information Day partner - 28 September 2017

The CCC is an official partner in Right to Information (RTI) Day 2017.

Cashmere man charged with official corruption and other offences - 15 September 2017

The CCC has charged a 57-year-old Cashmere man with five offences including official corruption.

Ipswich man charged with Official Corruption - 14 September 2017

A 53-year-old Karana Downs man was charged this afternoon with Official Corruption and Disobedience to Statute Law following a CCC investigation.

Victorian woman charged with extortion - 13 September 2017

A 37-year-old Footscray woman has been charged with extortion following an investigation by the CCC.

Ipswich man charged with Misconduct in Public Office - 13 September 2017

A 54-year-old Yamanto man was yesterday served a Notice to Appear in Court to face one charge of Misconduct in Public Office following a CCC investigation

Two men sentenced for "boiler room" scam money laundering - 12 September 2017

A Gold Coast accountant and a company owner yesterday pleaded guilty to money laundering involving an alleged "boiler-room" investment fraud following a Crime and Corruption Commission investigation.

South Eastern Region police officer charged with misconduct and perjury offences - 7 September 2017

A 44-year-old South Eastern Region Superintendent charged today with misconduct in relation to public office and perjury over allegations relating to the employment of a person to a position within the QPS.

A 60-year-old Brisbane man charged with perjury and other offences - 1 September 2017

A 60-year-old Eight Mile Plains man was last night charged with two counts of perjury, possessing ammunition without authority and unlawful possession of restricted drugs following a CCC investigation.

Two Brisbane men to face fraud, forgery and uttering offences - 24 August

Two Brisbane men to face University of Queensland fraud, forgery and uttering offences.

Emerald man charged with child exploitation offences - 24 August 2017

A 35-year-old Emerald man has been charged today with child exploitation and firearm offences following an investigation by the CCC.

Ipswich man charged with attempting to pervert justice - 3 August 2017

A 65-year-old Ipswich man will face court on two charges of attempting to pervert justice.

Gold Coast woman charged with fraudulent falsification of records - 2 August 2017

Gold Coast woman charged today with fraudulent falsification of records.

Former public servant's fraud conviction serves as a warning - 25 July 2017

Public servant pleads guilty to a fraud offence and a forgery offence and sentenced today to two years jail, which was wholly suspended.

South Brisbane woman charged with fraud - 24 July 2017

A senior government employee was this evening charged with fraud.

Update. Ipswich man charged with extortion - 20 July

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has been advised that a 35-year-old Churchill man charged with extortion today has been bailed and is now expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday, 4 August 2017.

Ipswich man charged with extortion - 20 July 2017

A 35-year-old Churchill man has been charged with extortion following an investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission

CCC finalises assessment of Minister Bailey's emails - 19 July 2017

The CCC has completed its assessment of the use of a private email account by the Hon. Mark Bailey MP.

CCC response to recent QPU comments relating to misuse of information - 19 July 2017

Queensland Police Union (QPU) President Ian Leavers’ reported response to the acquittal of Senior Constable David Neuman on computer hacking charges is an overreaction.

Corruption prevention advisory: post-separation employment

This advice highlights the risks of and offences relating to post-separation employment, when employees move to the private sector. It covers risk factors, potential disciplinary and statutory offences, strategies to prevent corruption, and further information and resources.

Ipswich man charged with child exploitation offences - 12 July 2017

A 37-year-old Ipswich man has been charged with child exploitation and drug offences following an investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).

Corruption prevention advisory: social media and the public officer

This advice highlights the risks and offences of social media use by public officers. It covers appropriate use, risk factors, liability for misuse, best practice advice for public officers, strategies for agencies to prevent misuse and further information and resources on social media use.

CCC charges two Gold Coast men and a woman following ongoing Operation Altana investigation into a local ice syndicate - 11 July 2017

Two men and a woman were today served Notices to Appear in court on 55 criminal charges following an ongoing CCC organised crime investigation known as Operation Altana.

Corruption prevention advisory: Use of official resources

This advice highlights the risks and offences of misuse of official resources within a public authority. It covers risk factors, corruption offences, strategies to prevent corruption, and further information and resources.

CCC to investigate Fraser Coast Regional Council - 5 July 2017

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has completed an assessment of allegations of corrupt conduct relating to the Fraser Coast Regional Council. The CCC has determined to commence an investigation. Whilst the CCC conducts the investigation, it will not comment further.

Queensland public sector responses to corrupt conduct incidents in recruitment activities: summary audit report

The CCC’s audit assessed how public sector agencies dealt with complaints about corrupt conduct in recruitment activities.

Former Brisbane police officer to appear in court for misusing confidential information - 28 June

A 60-year-old former male Sergeant was yesterday served with a Notice to Appear in court for the alleged unauthorised use of a Queensland Police Service (QPS) QPRIME database.

The CCC supports NAIDOC Week 2–9 July

The CCC will support NAIDOC Week 2017 through a range of activities including CCC information stalls in Brisbane and Townsville.

Solicitor pleads guilty to aggravated fraud and fraudulently falsifying records - 22 June 2017

A 41-year-old solicitor from Brisbane pleaded guilty today in the Supreme Court to one count of aggravated fraud and eight counts of fraudulently falsifying records following a Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigation into a Brisbane law firm.

Update: Ipswich man charged with extortion - 20 June 2017

The 65-year-old Ipswich man charged today by the CCC has been remanded in custody and is expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court tomorrow (21 June 2017).

Ipswich man charged with extortion - 20 June 2017

A 65-year-old Ipswich man has been charged with extortion following an investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).

CCC serves Brisbane policeman with a notice to appear in court for misusing database - 13 June

A 31-year-old serving male Sergeant from the Brisbane Police Prosecution Corps was today served with a notice to appear in court for the alleged unauthorised use of a Queensland Police Service (QPS) QPRIME database.

Corruption prevention advisory: Ethics, integrity and elected officials (State government election candidates and Members of Parliament)

This advisory details the major ethical and legal obligations of candidates for state government elections and Members of Parliament. It covers ethical and legal obligations, whilst standing for election and in office; strategies to manage risks; and further information and resources.

Corruption prevention advisory: Conflicting commitments (Managing other employment and volunteering)

This advice highlights the risks to a public authority arising from outside commitments by an employee of that authority, including other employment, volunteering and personal interests. It covers risk factors, strategies to manage risks, and further information and resources.

Eight arrests after drug trafficking investigation - 9 June 2017

Eight people have been arrested on 38 charges and over $745,000 worth of drugs and $158,000 in cash seized following a large joint QPS/CCC drug trafficking operation targeting former Hells Angels and Comancheros Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) members from the Gold Coast.

Corruption prevention advisory: Disposal of assets

This advice highlights the risks and offences relating to disposal of assets within a public authority. It covers risk factors, corruption offences, strategies to prevent corruption.

APSACC update: Are you coming to APSACC? Early-bird registration now open.

Book early to secure your place at APSACC. A highlight of this year’s conference will be the first appearance in Australia of noted US anti-corruption campaigner Judge Mark Wolf of Massachusetts.

CCC will not investigate proposed inflation of One Nation electoral expenses - 2 June 2017

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has completed an assessment of information indicating Mr James Ashby, the Chief of Staff of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party, proposed to inflate future electoral expenses.

CCC to hold further hearings relating to Operation Belcarra - 31 May 2017

The Crime and Corruption Commission will hold further public hearings as part of Operation Belcarra.

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