Date published 14 December 2018

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC)'s Taskforce Flaxton was established to examine corruption and corruption risks in Queensland corrective services facilities.

Taskforce Flaxton examined possible systemic issues with a view to raising standards of integrity relevant to detecting, managing and preventing corruption risks associated with Queensland corrective services facilities. It focused on adult prisons and work camps in Queensland, including the two privately run facilities at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre and Southern Queensland Correctional Centre.

The CCC did not examine corruption risks in community-based corrections (e.g. probation and parole) or youth detention.

Between May and November the CCC held 16 days of public hearings to examine:

  • Corruption and risks of corruption in Queensland corrective services facilities (including 14 prisons (two managed under private contracts) and work camps).
  • Features of the legislative, policy and operational environment that may enable corrupt conduct to occur or are vulnerable to corrupt conduct.
  • Reforms to better prevent, detect and deal with corrupt conduct within Queensland corrective services facilities.

Click here to view the Report. 

Click here to visit the Taskforce Flaxton public hearing page. 

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Publication Type
Research and Intelligence
Corruption prevention
Public sector
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