IBAC’s good year for stopping bad public officials

Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission has enjoyed a “significant” second year, with the state’s first public hearings into alleged serious corruption, the anti-corruption Commissioner Stephen O’Bryan QC says.

ibac annual report

Releasing IBAC’s annual report on Monday, O’Bryan argued the past year’s activities had helped raise awareness of corruption and its impacts.

“In our second year of full operations, we have taken a strong stance to publicly expose corruption and police misconduct. Not only did we hold our first public examinations, we laid 145 criminal charges, saw our first matter where charges were laid result in a conviction, and flagged numerous corruption risks through public reports and prevention initiatives,” he said.

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