Legistrative Council E-Petitions

E-petition Number
267
Title
Implement recommendations from police corruption and misconduct inquiry
Grievance
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council the 69 recommendations outlined in the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) Committee’s report, dated September 2018, in relation to the Inquiry into the external oversight of police corruption and misconduct in Victoria.

The Government's response to this report was due within six months. However, the Government delayed acting on these recommendations, waiting for the recommendations from the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants (the ‘Lawyer X’ matter).

Victorians now find themselves in exceptional circumstances due to the COVID-19 lockdown measures. COVID-19 directives are enforced by Victoria Police and a significantly expanded Protective Services Officers (PSO) division. The opportunity to make complaints about any potential misconduct is more essential than ever before.

We urge the Victorian Government to consider and implement the recommendations from the 2018 IBAC Committee inquiry as a matter of urgency. Victorians must be able to make complaints about police and PSO conduct to an independent body to avoid any conflict of interest. Victoria Police is currently the only agency able to investigate complaints about police. This is a matter of accountability, human rights, and rule of law.
Action
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Government to urgently consider and implement the recommendations delivered in the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Committee’s 2018 report on their Inquiry into the external oversight of police corruption and misconduct in Victoria.
Closing Date
2020-11-27
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