Date published 30 June 2018
Last reviewed 12 December 2022

The CCC conducts audits to examine how public sector agencies have responded to particular types of complaints about corruption and how robust their complaints management and prevention frameworks are. The audits are also aimed at controlling the risks of corruption.

To determine what audits the CCC will undertake, a corruption audit plan is prepared that describes the proposed program of audits. The audit plan is agile and audits can and will be reprioritised to ensure the plan incorporates emerging corruption risks identified and continues to be responsive to areas of public interest throughout the year.

Our Corruption Audit Plan - 2017 - 2019

Public reports

While not all CCC audit reports are made available to the public, summary audit reports may be produced to promote public confidence in the integrity of public administration. Our reports contain concise results of our findings and recommendations. 

Below are the summary audit reports arising from the Corruption Audit Plan for the financial years 2017 - 2019.

Section 40 non-reportable mattersThis audit reviewed whether agencies have been correctly assessing their complaints according to section 40 of the Crime and Corruption Act, which sets out how and when particular matters must be reported to the CCC. Based on the audit findings, the CCC published a step-by-step guide to help agencies correctly assess, classify and notify the CCC of corrupt conduct matters. Our guide emphasises the key steps, recordkeeping obligations and other supporting resources.

Note – Non-reportable matters are complaints of corrupt conduct that under section 40 of the CC Act may be dealt with by the agency without having to report them to the CCC.

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Probity in councillors' use of councillor discretionary fundsThe audit examined the conduct of councillors and councils in the award of community grants, with a particular focus on the management of risk and probity. It included a review of policies and procedures, and a review of the processes followed to award grant funds to community organisations.

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Failure of dutyThe audit assessed how appropriately two agencies have responded to allegations of corruption relating to failure of duty (i.e. failures to comply with legal, policy or reporting obligations or failures to execute duties to an appropriate standard).

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Integrity in procurement decision makingThe CCC examined whether Queensland’s public health agencies were demonstrably achieving value for money from their goods/services contracts. The audit also evaluated how effectively agencies dealt with allegations of corrupt conduct relating to procurement and contract management.

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Audit reports - assessing complaints of corruption relating to policeThe audit examined whether the Queensland Police Service correctly assessed complaints as raising a reasonable suspicion of corrupt conduct or police misconduct.

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Audit report - managing corruption risks associated with secondary employmentThe CCC has completed an audit of secondary employment which is classed as additional paid or unpaid employment performed by an employee. Our corruption audit assessed how well departments and statutory bodies managed corruption risks associated with secondary employment.

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Summary Audit Report - Managing the security risks associated with chemicals of a security concernThese chemicals can be used to make homemade bombs, toxic devices and illicit drugs. The CCC’s audit assessed four agencies, across the department, university and statutory body sectors, regarding their management of risks associated with chemicals of security concern.

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