Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission

IBAC’s Legal Compliance Unit administers authorities to conduct controlled operations that can be made under the CCO Act.

Inspection findings

The Victorian Inspectorate (VI) did not inspect any Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) controlled operations files as IBAC did not make an application for an authority to conduct a controlled operation during the period covered by this report, and nor were there any historical issues that needed to be addressed.

In this report, the VI’s assessment of the extent of IBAC’s compliance with the CCO Act is limited to assessing whether the reporting requirements of section 38 of the CCO Act were met.

Comprehensiveness and adequacy of the Chief Officer's reports

Section 38(1) of the CCO Act requires IBAC to report to the VI, as soon as practicable after 30 June and 31 December and no more than two months after each date, on the details of its authorised operations conducted during the preceding six months. The VI received both reports within the required timeframes.

Each report made to the VI pursuant to section 38 of the Act stated that no controlled operations were undertaken by IBAC during the six-monthly period covered by the report.

Work and activities of IBAC

IBAC conducted no authorised operations during the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020. The most recent controlled operation conducted by IBAC was in early 2018.