Inquiry into the external oversight of police corruption and misconduct in Victoria
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
- Examine the current system for the oversight of police corruption and misconduct in Victoria, in particular the role of IBAC and the Victorian Inspectorate.
- Identify and assess best-practice models for the oversight of police.
- 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.
- 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.