Role of the Committee

Role of the Committee

The committee is established by Part 14 of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006. Section 215 sets out the duties of the committee as follows:
  1. The Committee has the following duties:
    1. to monitor and review the Integrity Commissioner’s performance of his or her functions;
    2. to report to both Houses of the Parliament, with such comments as it thinks fit, on any matter:
      1. connected with the performance of the Integrity Commissioner’s functions; or
      2. relating to ACLEI;
        that the Committee considers should be directed to the attention of Parliament;
    3. to examine:
      1.  each annual report prepared by the Integrity Commissioner under section 201; and
      2. any special report prepared by the Integrity Commissioner under section 204;
        and report to the Parliament on any matter appearing in, or arising out of, any such annual report or special report;
    4. to examine trends and changes in:
      1. law enforcement in so far as they relate to corruption; and
      2. corruption generally in, or the integrity of staff members of, Commonwealth government agencies with a law enforcement function;
        and report to both Houses of the Parliament on any change that the Committee thinks desirable:
      1. to the Integrity Commissioner’s functions or powers; or
      2. to the procedures followed by the Integrity Commissioner; or
      3. to ACLEI’s structure;
    5. to inquire into any question in connection with the Committee’s duties that is referred to it by either House of the Parliament, and to report to that House upon that question.
  2. Subsection (1) does not authorise the Committee:
    1. to investigate a corruption issue or an ACLEI corruption issue; or
    2. to reconsider the Integrity Commissioner’s decisions or recommendations in relation to a particular corruption issue or ACLEI corruption issue; or
    3. to reconsider a special investigator’s decisions or recommendations in relation to an ACLEI corruption issue.
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About this committee

The Committee monitors and reviews the performance of the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3419
Fax: +61 2 6277 5809
aclei.committee@aph.gov.au

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