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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.

Results for 1 February to 30 April 2017

The CCC's recent corruption investigations and major crime enforcement activities and convictions as reported to the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee on 12 June 2017.

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.

CCC urges Queensland public servants to adhere to privacy rules - 17 May 2017

As part of Privacy Awareness Week (PAW), the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) is urging Queensland’s public servants to act with the utmost care when handling personal information or accessing official databases which contain confidential information.

Brisbane man to face child exploitation offences following a CCC investigation - 11 May 2017

A 67-year-old Brisbane man will face Brisbane Magistrates Court on 14, June 2017, charged with alleged child exploitation offences following an investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).

Two Brisbane men to face forgery, fraud and other offences relating to Racing Queensland contracts - 8 May 2017

A 52-year-old former Racing Queensland procurement officer and a 57-year-old Cashmere contractor are due to appear in court to face a range of fraud, forgery and misconduct charges following a Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigation.

Two Rockhampton police officers and a woman charged with additional drug offences - 19 April

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has today charged two Rockhampton-based police officers and a woman with additional criminal offences as part of an ongoing investigation.

Two Brisbane men and a woman charged with steroid offences in Brisbane - 6 April 2017

Two Brisbane men and a woman were charged on Wednesday (5 April) with alleged illegal steroid offences following a Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigation.

Corruption prevention advisory: Lobbying

This advice highlights the risks and offences connected with lobbying within a public authority. It covers legislative requirements, risk factors, corruption offences and strategies to prevent corruption.

Robina man to face child exploitation offences - 27 March 2017

A 58-year-old Robina man will face Southport Magistrates Court on 11 April 2017 charged with alleged child exploitation offences following an investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).

Witness list for Operation Belcarra public hearing - 23 March 2017

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) will hold a public hearing as part of Operation Belcarra, an investigation into the conduct of candidates involved in the 2016 local government elections for the Gold Coast City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council and Ipswich City Council.

Assessment of Director-General self-referral and update on the review of private emails - 22 March 2017

The CCC has determined it is in the public interest to provide an update on the assessment of matters raised in a self-referral from the Director-General of Premier Cabinet and how it relates to the review of private emails belonging to the Honourable Mark Bailey MP.

CCC to conduct a public hearing into 2016 local government elections – 21 March 2017

The CCC will hold a public hearing as part of an investigation into the conduct of candidates involved in the 2016 local government elections for the Gold Coast City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council and Ipswich City Council.

A 43-year-old Brisbane police officer charged with misusing a police database – 21 March 2017

A 43-year-old serving male Detective Senior Constable from State Crime Command was charged yesterday for the alleged unauthorised use of a Queensland Police Service (QPS) database following a Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigation.

Update on the assessment into Minister Bailey's emails - 16 March 2017

The CCC has completed an initial assessment of a complaint relating to use of a private email account by the Honourable Mark Bailey MP.

Two Rockhampton police officers charged with drug offences – 13 March 2017

Two Rockhampton police officers were among four people charged today with drug offences following a Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigation.

CCC Chairperson Statement – Sentencing of Scott Driscoll - 10 March 2017

The former Member for Redcliffe, Scott Driscoll, was today sentenced in the Brisbane District Court to a six-year custodial sentence and will not be eligible for parole for at least 18-months following convictions for fraud, soliciting secret commissions and falsifying records.

Sunshine Coast man charged with child exploitation and drug offences – 7 March 2017

A 44-year-old Sunshine Coast man has been charged with child exploitation and drug offences following an investigation by the CCC and QPS.

Goodna man to face child exploitation offences – 3 March 2017

A 35-year-old Goodna man will face Ipswich Magistrates Court on Wednesday, 5 April 2017, charged with alleged child exploitation offences following an investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).

Bundaberg man to face child exploitation offences - 28 February 2017

A 68-year-old Bundaberg man will face Bundaberg Magistrates Court on 3 March 2017 after being charged with alleged child exploitation offences following an investigation by CCC.

CCC smashes Gold Coast ice and cocaine syndicate – 18 February 2017

CCC Press Conference Alert: Four men are facing more than 650 separate criminal charges following a major CCC covert organised crime investigation focused on ice trafficking. CCC Executive Director Crime Kathleen Florian will speak to the media today 18/2/17 at 1.15pm at CCC HQ about Operation Altana.

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