As a public official or CCC liaison officer, it is your role to represent your agency in dealings with the CCC.
Reporting suspected corrupt conduct: forms for CCC liaison officers
Please use either of the following forms to report corrupt conduct:
- Online referral form
- Word version of referral form (DOC, 45KB) that can be downloaded and forwarded to the CCC.
Note: If you are a member of the public and not a public official or CCC liaison officer, please do not use these notification forms. You can report corruption online via the CCC's complaint form.
Notifying the CCC: what you must report
You must notify us of any reasonable suspicion of corrupt conduct, in accordance with ss. 38 or 40 of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 (having regard to ss. 14 and 15 of the Act). You are not required to conduct any preliminary inquiries, nor do you need evidence to any particular standard.
Your responsibilities/ relevant considerations
- Notify the CCC if you have a reasonable suspicion of corrupt conduct.
- Avoid telling people that they are suspected of corrupt conduct.
- Ask the CCC for advice if you are uncertain about whether a matter should be referred.
- Read the factsheets on the definition of corrupt conduct (PDF, 1.6 MB) and the section 40A requirement (PDF, 711 kB).
- Read Corruption in focus: a guide to dealing with corrupt conduct in the Queensland public sector.
- If your agency has conducted a preliminary investigation, include copies of any photographs, medical reports, video evidence, transcripts or tapes of any interviews conducted and any other relevant documentation obtained.
- Your agency, as a unit of public administration under the CC Act, is also likely to meet the definition of a public entity and have obligations under the Human Rights Act 2019 (HR Act).
- In some circumstances a complaint of corruption under the CC Act may also be a human rights complaint as defined in the HR Act.
- In this instance you will be required to comply with your obligations under both the CC Act and HR Act (Note: that the relevant provisions under the HR Act are not retrospective and relate specifically to acts and decisions of public entities which occur after 1 January 2020).
- Under the HR Act, if the CCC receives (we consider this includes if we are notified by a public official) a complaint about corruption that we also consider may be a human rights complaint, the CCC can deal with the complaint under the CC Act or (with the consent of the person who could make the human rights complaint) refer the complaint to the QHRC (under the HR Act).
- To assist us in our prompt assessment of a corruption complaint, when notifying a matter to the CCC, please include details of your agency’s consideration of any potential human rights complaint raised and action taken if relevant in the ‘significant background information’ section of the CCC online lodgement form or include this information in your notification (including as part of any section 40 arrangement in place).
- For more information in relation to your responsibilities under the HR Act and what is a human rights complaint please visit the Queensland Human Rights Commission website at: https://www.qhrc.qld.gov.au/your-responsibilities
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