The CCC is subject to a range of accountability mechanisms.
The Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee (PCCC) is an all-party parliamentary committee that oversees the CCC’s performance and activities and deals with complaints against it. The CCC reports to the PCCC every two months by means of both public and confidential reports and discussions.
The Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Commissioner also undertakes audits and inspections of CCC compliance on behalf of the PCCC.
The CCC is under the Justice portfolio. Queensland’s Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, and Leader of the House, is responsible for the allocation of the CCC budget. The CCC reports to the Attorney-General on its efficiency, effectiveness, economy and timeliness.
Other oversight of the CCC
The CCC must apply to the Supreme Court of Queensland before exercising some of its powers. The court also reviews some CCC decisions and decides contempt of court matters in relation to CCC hearings.
The Public Interest Monitor monitors CCC compliance with key legislation, including examining the CCC’s applications for covert search warrants and surveillance warrants.
The Code of Conduct for the CCC sets out the standards of conduct expected of CCC staff, consistent with the ethics principles and values outlined in the Public Sector Ethics Act 1994.