Inquiry into the external oversight of police corruption and misconduct in Victoria

Government Response

The Government is required to respond within six months of the final report being tabled. Once the response is received, it will be available for download here.



Submissions for this inquiry have closed. For further information, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

The following submissions have been accepted by the Committee:

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2. pdfDorothy Long1.13 MB
3. pdfKate Doherty1.17 MB
4. pdfTamar Hopkins995.79 KB5.  Confidential
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7. pdfFelicity Caulfield83.19 KB
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12. pdfAllen Tong1.78 MB
13.pdfVanessa Born1.09 MB
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15. pdfKenneth McLeod
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17. pdfJordan Brown5.02 MB
18. pdfCentre for Multicultural Youth139.37 KB
19. pdfVictoria Legal Aid
19A. pdfVictoria Legal Aid_supplementary1.4 MB
20. pdfFlemington Kensington Community Legal Centre joint submission1.67 MB
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27. pdfAndrew Tink699.20 KB
28. pdfThe Police Assocation Victoriaf3.81 MB
29.pdfHarm Reduction Victoria2.19 MB
30. pdfLoddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre and Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre1.32 MB
31. Confidential
32. pdfAssociate Professor Leanne Weber and Professor Jude McCulloch1.2 MB
32A. pdfAssociate Professor Leanne Weber and Professor Jude McCulloch_supplementary1.46 MB
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34. pdfVictoria Inspectorate1.39 MB
35.pdfInternational Commission of Jurists1.61 MB
36. pdfSt Kilda Legal Service1.64 MB
37. pdfAboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria727.41 KB
38. Confidential
39. pdfYouthlaw1.02 MB
40. pdfRemedy Australia1.24 MB
41. pdfLaw Institute Victoria1.22 MB
42. pdfPolice Accountability Project1.28 MB
43.pdfFitzroy Legal Service432.44 KB
44. pdfRobinson Gill Lawyers1.55 MB
44A. pdfRobinson Gill Lawyers_supplementary1.83 MB
45. pdfSpringvale Monash Legal Service Inc.1.59 MB
46.pdfVictorian Aboriginal Legal Service1.81 MB
47.pdfAccountability Roundtable1.25 MB
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49. pdfFKCLC Police Accountability and Human Rights Clinic1.89 MB
50. Confidential
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52. pdfVictoria Police4.41 MB
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Terms of Reference

Self-referenced by the Committee on 19 June 2017:

That, under s 33 of the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003, the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Committee inquire into, consider and report, no later than 30 June 2018, on the external oversight and investigation of police corruption and misconduct in Victoria.

Specifically, the Committee is required to

  1. Examine the current system for the oversight of police corruption and misconduct in Victoria, in particular the role of IBAC and the Victorian Inspectorate.
  2. Identify and assess best-practice models for the oversight of police.
  3. Identify and review the main challenges to the effective oversight and investigation of complaints and disclosures about police in Victoria. This will involve an examination of the legal framework for the oversight of police in Victoria. The review will encompass both the legal responsibilities of those overseeing police as well as the perspectives and experiences of complainants, including marginalised Victorians.
  4. Consider best-practice strategies to improve the oversight and investigation of police corruption and misconduct and how they may be implemented in Victoria.

The Committee’s Inquiry will include not only the oversight of police officers but also protective services officers.

Under s 12A of the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003 (Vic), the Committee does not have the power to consider individual complaints against police. These complaints should be directed to IBAC or Victoria Police.

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