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Reporting Corruption resources

Transparency International Australia does not have the resources to work on corruption cases.

Please refer to the following information for more detail on how you can gain assistance and report on cases of corruption.

 

A number of agencies provide support to people reporting crime or misconduct.

You have a right to blow the whistle and the right to be protected for blowing the whistle. However, different jurisdictions offer different whistleblower protections, including extending them to different kinds of employees, and covering different kinds of complaints.

The Commonwealth Ombudsman can investigate complaints from the public about any federal public service department and some private companies. They also have oversight over the Commonwealth Public Interest Disclosure Scheme (for federal public service whistleblowers).

If your complaint concerns a State or Territory government department, their respective Ombudsman agencies can investigate your complaint:

The Australian Capital Territory Ombudsman

The New South Wales Ombudsman

The Northern Territory Ombudsman 

The Queensland Ombudsman

The South Australian Ombudsman

The Tasmanian Ombudsman

The Victorian Ombudsman

The Western Australian Ombudsman

 

The public also has the right to report corruption to:

 

The Australian Capital Territory Integrity Commission

The New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption

The Northern Territory Office of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption

The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission

The South Australian Independent Commissioner Against Corruption

The Tasmanian Integrity Commission

The Victorian Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission

The Western Australian Corruption and Crime Commission

The Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity also has the role of investigating law enforcement-related corruption issues.

The Australian Federal Police receives complaints from the public about conduct of their personnel.

Any complaints about intelligence related activities can be considered by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security.

 

THE MEDIA

In some jurisdictions, and under certain conditions, whistleblowers have the right to seek external legal advice and share their concerns with the media. The Guardian has provided a useful guide to sharing information with the media in a secure way.

 

SUPPORT FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS

Blowing the whistle can come with extreme personal and professional challenges. Some organisations provide additional support for whistleblowers:

Whistleblowers Australia

Whistleblowing International Network

Whispli 

 

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