What is the meaning of ICAC?

the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988
Corrupt conduct, as defined in the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988 (“the ICAC Act”), is deliberate or intentional wrongdoing, not negligence or a mistake.

What does ICAC stand for NSW?

Independent Commission Against Corruption
The role of the ICAC – Independent Commission Against Corruption.

How does NSW ICAC work?

The NSW Parliament can direct the ICAC to investigate an issue and the ICAC can identify matters for investigation itself. The ICAC receives and registers all complaints, reports and NSW Electoral Commission referrals, makes an initial assessment and seeks further information as required.

What is ICAC in australia?

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) was established in 1988 as an independent organisation to protect the public interest, prevent breaches of public trust and guide the conduct of public officials in the NSW public sector.

Who introduced ICAC?

Mr Nick Greiner
Following amendments to the legislation, on 6 August 1988 the then Premier, Mr Nick Greiner, introduced the Independent Commission Against Corruption (Amendment) Bill 1988. It passed swiftly through both Houses of Parliament and received royal assent on 9 August 1988.

Can ICAC prosecute?

The ICAC cannot prosecute people. It can, however, recommend that the Director of Public Prosecutions consider prosecuting individuals for specific offences.

What powers do ICAC have?

These powers allow the ICAC to:

  • compel the production of documents or other things.
  • compel a public authority or public official to provide information.
  • enter properties occupied by a public authority or public official to inspect and copy documents.
  • obtain warrants to search properties.

Who is responsible for ICAC?

Independent Commission Against Corruption (New South Wales)

Independent Commission Against Corruption
Elected officer responsible The Hon Dominic Perrottet MP, Premier of New South Wales
Agency executive The Hon Peter Hall QC, Chief Commissioner

What happens after ICAC inquiry?

If a person who has been summoned to appear at an ICAC public inquiry or compulsory examination fails to appear, then the Commissioner may issue a warrant for their arrest. In these circumstances, the person will be arrested and delivered into the custody of the ICAC for the purpose of giving evidence.

Can ICAC investigate police?

Unless the NSW public sector is involved, the ICAC does not have the power to investigate the private sector, issues arising in other states or territories, federal parliamentarians, departments or agencies, NSW police officers, NSW police administration officers or NSW Crime Commission officers.

Who regulates ICAC?

The Inspector of the Independent Commission against Corruption (the ICAC) is an independent statutory officer whose role is to oversee the operations and conduct of the ICAC so as to ensure that it complies with the law and does not abuse the considerable powers which Parliament has vested in it.

What has ICAC got to do with the obeids?

The ICAC referred the Obeid’s to the NSW Crime Commission and the Australian Tax Office (ATO) after the 2013 inquiry. ATO claims against numerous Obeid family members for unpaid taxes and penalties linked to the mine licence have been before the courts for years.

What did Geoffrey Watson ask Obeid on the second day of ICAC?

(Supplied: Lock the Gate) On Obeid’s second day of ICAC evidence in February 2013, Geoffrey Watson said he hated to get the day off to a bad start, but needed answers to some questions about bank transactions.

What really happened at the ICAC?

It was February 5, 2013, and Obeid was in the witness box at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), being questioned by counsel assisting Geoffrey Watson. The watchdog was conducting an explosive inquiry into a coal exploration licence granted for the Obeid family farm, Cherrydale Park, in the Bylong Valley.

What will NSW do with the Obeid family’s assets?

NSW Police Minister David Elliott says the state will try and pursue any illegally gained assets of the Obeid family through the NSW Crime Commission. Mr Elliott says he’ll be asking the Commission to take action on top of any moves by the Australian Taxation Office.