Balneus

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Federal review of state-based law enforcement integrity agencies

Posted by Dave Bath on 2008-05-27


If you are interested in the federal powers to keep state-based law enforcement agencies honest, you might like to make a submission (by 2008-06-26) to the Inquiry into state-based law enforcement integrity agencies by the federal Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity.

The contact email for submissions and further info is aclei.committee@aph.gov.au.

This is quite important, but I feel VERY out of my depth on this one… any decent legal types (practicing or philosophizing) out there?

  • Date initiated: 2008-05-15
  • Submissions due: 2008-06-26
  • Important URLs
  • Relevant legislation: 215(1)(d) of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006
  • Addresses:
    • Email: aclei.committee@aph.gov.au
    • Phone: +61 2 6277 3419
    • Fax: +61 2 6277 5866
    • SnailMail: Committee Secretary, Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity, Department of the Senate, PO Box 6100, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600

Snippet from terms of reference

The committee will examine the various Australian state-based law enforcement integrity agencies in order to inform possible changes to the governance structure and operational processes of ACLEI to enhance its current operation and support the potential extension of ACLEI oversight to other Commonwealth law enforcement agencies.

In particular the committee will examine and report on:

  1. the responsibilities and powers of the various state law enforcement integrity agencies;
  2. the organisational structures and internal governance arrangements of the various state law enforcement integrity agencies;
  3. the governance structures that underpin the state law enforcement integrity agencies’ relationships with external bodies including:
    1. state ombudsmen
    2. parliamentary oversight committees
    3. intelligence-gathering agencies
    4. other relevant agencies
    5. the legal rights and obligations of the various state law enforcement integrity agencies to investigate corruption issues involving law enforcement officers formally or informally seconded to national law enforcement agencies or participating in joint operations with national and/or state law enforcement bodies;
  4. existing state corruption prevention programs;
  5. the internal anti-corruption processes of the state law enforcement bodies and the protocols and processes in place for reporting corruption matters to their respective integrity agency;
  6. the adequacy and applicability of existing state law enforcement integrity approaches to the structure and operations of ACLEI.

Crossposted at "The Wonkery", which is probably a better site for full-on discussion of your ideas… and new members of the wonkery are welcome… leave a comment on this post or that one.

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