The Corruption, Crime and Misconduct Act 2003 ("the CCM Act") redirects the CCC's priorities to investigating serious misconduct and retaining oversight of WA Police.
The CCC will focus on fewer but 'higher value' investigations and operational activities that target corruption and serious misconduct 'hotspots'.
The Public Sector Commission (PSC) is responsible for dealing with minor misconduct and for misconduct prevention and education. The CCC may also exercise a prevention and capacity development function (in cooperation with the PSC ) in responding to serious misconduct matters.
The framework for misconduct provided in the CCM Act acknowledges that principal officers have primary responsibility for preventing and managing misconduct in their public authorities. The role of the CCC is to help public authorities and ensure that allegations of serious misconduct are effectively and appropriately dealt with.
The CCC does this by:
A matter only needs to be notified once; if the PSC or CCC assesses the matter differently they will direct the matter to the other agency. Where a matter includes both serious and minor misconduct allegations that are directly related or cannot be separated, the CCC should be notified.