Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

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Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
Statutory agency overview
Formed 30 December 2006 (2006-12-30)
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Headquarters Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Employees 48 (2016)[1]
Minister responsible
Website www.aclei.gov.au

The Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) is an Australian government statutory agency, created under the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006.[2] Its role is to support the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner, detecting and preventing corruption in the Australian Crime Commission, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, the Australian Federal Police, Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), CrimTrac Agency, aspects of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, and the former National Crime Authority.[3]

The minister responsible for the agency is Michael Keenan, Minister for Justice.[3] ACLEI is headed by an Integrity Commissioner.

The agency employs 30 staff which includes seven investigators.[4]

Functions[edit]

Priority is given to investigations of serious and systemic political corruption. ACLEI supports the Integrity Commissioner by collecting intelligence regarding corruption. The Integrity Commissioner is required to make recommendation to the federal government regarding improvements to legislation that will prevent corrupt practices or their early detection.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ APS Statistical Bulletin 2015-2016 (Report). Australian Public Service Commission. September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 - No. 85, 2006 - Compilation No. 19". Commonwealth of Australia. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "About ACLEI". Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.  (undated)
  4. ^ Nick McKenzie & Richard Baker (26 January 2013). "Watchdog hobbled by lack of staff". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 

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