Northern Territory ICAC Commences Operations

Northern Territory ICAC Commences Operations

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner

Northern Territory ICAC Now Up And Running

Victor P Taffa

Northern Territory Government has delivered a significant election promise to Territorians with the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) up and running from today.

“Territorians want and deserve a Government they can trust one which always puts the public interest ahead of private interests.” Chief Minister Michael Gunner said.

“ICAC will have extensive and broad ranging powers to uncover corruption and misconduct, and its establishment marks a step forward for the Territory.”

 

For the first time in history, Territorians will have an independent body responsible for receiving, identifying and investigating reports of corruption and misconduct by government/public bodies and public officers and those who receive government money including contractors and grant recipients.

ICAC can investigate MLA’s, courts, tribunals, local government councils and independent officers, which were previously outside the jurisdiction of Northern Territory ‘watchdog’ bodies.

It will also have the authority to investigate retrospectively.

  • ICAC Commissioner is Mr. Kenneth Fleming QC,
  • ICAC Inspector is Mr. Bruce McClintock SC.

Both positions were appointed by the Administrator and will commence officially today.