Review of an inadequate investigation by the Department of Communities into allegations of bribery

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2 April 2020

The Corruption and Crime Commission has tabled Review of an inadequate investigation by the Department of Communities into allegations of bribery in State Parliament today, which underlines the need for heads of all public sector agencies to have a robust integrity function in place.

The report details the Department’s inadequate response to information from a member of the public that one or more of its employees may have been accepting bribes from potential tenants in exchange for being allocated priority or expedited public housing.

The Commission’s report has a critical lesson for all public sector agencies – that they have responsibility for managing and properly addressing serious misconduct risks as they arise, even when the Commission has oversight. 

Read the report