IBAC's Legal Compliance Unit administers authorities to conduct controlled operations made under the CCO Act.
The VI did not inspect any 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-month period covered by the report.
Work and activities of IBAC
IBAC conducted no authorised operations during the period 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. The most recent controlled operation conducted by IBAC was in early 2018.