Inquiry into the provisions of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Bill 2006,
the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner
(Consequential Amendments) Bill 2006 and the Law Enforcement (AFP
Professional Standards and Related Measures) Bill 2006
Information about the inquiry
On 30 March 2006, the Senate
referred the above Bills to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation
Committee for inquiry and report by 11 May 2006.
The Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Bill 2006
establishes the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI).
The Commissioner will be responsible for detecting and investigating
allegations of corruption against the Australian Crime Commission and the
Australian Federal Police, and will have the powers of a Royal Commission.
The Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner
(Consequential Amendments) Bill 2006 amends a range of acts consequential to
the establishment of ACLEI, including provisions for access to the full
range of police special investigative powers.
The Law Enforcement (AFP Professional Standards and
Related Measures) Bill 2006 repeals the Complaints (Australian Federal
Police) Act 1981 and inserts a new part into the Australian Federal
Police Act 1979 to update the complaints and professional standards
regime within the Australian Federal Police
Submissions are called for by 21 April 2006. Submissions become Committee documents and are only made
public after a decision by the Committee. Unauthorised release of
submissions is not covered by parliamentary privilege. Further assistance
can be obtained by phoning the secretariat on (02) 6277 3560.
For further information, contact:
Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600