Today in the County Court of Victoria, former Victorian MP Russell Northe was sentenced to a total of 21 months in prison for misconduct in public office, with a non-parole period of 12 months following an investigation by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC).
The charges were as a result of IBAC’s Operation Sturt, which investigated Mr Northe’s alleged misuse of Victorian Electoral Commission funding.
Today the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) launched a series of risk profiles for five government sectors to help inform them about their specific corruption risks and vulnerabilities and how to prevent corruption and misconduct occurring.
Welcome to the September edition of IBAC Insights. In July IBAC released one of its most significant reports to date, the Operation Sandon special report, with recommendations on how government can tighten the loopholes that can allow corruption and misconduct to occur between councils and property developers.
Today, the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) released the findings of its Perceptions of Corruption Survey completed by Victorian Members of Parliament (MPs) and local government councillors.
The voluntary survey for MPs and councillors builds on IBAC’s surveys in 2022 with state and local government employees, Victoria Police employees, business suppliers, and the Victorian community.
Today the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) tabled a special report in Parliament that exposes corruption vulnerabilities in Victoria’s planning decision-making processes at both state and local government levels.
Welcome to the July edition of IBAC Insights.
Since our last edition, there have been a number of significant outcomes achieved that I would like to highlight, including the release of major reports and the launch of our new, user-friendly website.
In May, IBAC released a review of allegations of predatory behaviour by Victoria Police officers.
Predatory behaviour is where a police officer misuses their position to begin – or attempt to begin – an emotional or sexual relationship with a person they meet in the course of their duties. It can also relate to the sexual assault, stalking, harassment or grooming of a person.