In October I chaired the delegation to Sydney, Wellington and Melbourne to take evidence from three anti-corruption agencies on how they handle the charging and prosecuting of offences arising from their investigations.
In New South Wales, their ICAC can commence a prosecution but only after receiving approval from their state DPP. In New Zealand, their IPCA must refer matters to the police for prosecution. Meanwhile in Victoria, their IBAC can commence and conduct a prosecution but generally refers all matters to their independent state prosecutors.
Last November I tabled our committee’s 33rd report in this 39th Parliament entitled The ability of the CCC to charge and prosecute. You can read the report here.