The Attorney-General, The Hon Kyam Maher MLC, is inviting applications for the new position of Deputy Inspector, supporting the Inspector of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), the Office for Public Integrity (OPI) and the Ombudsman.

About the role

Appointed by the Governor, the Deputy Inspector will:

  • at the Inspector's direction (and working with the Inspector), conduct annual reviews of ICAC, OPI and the Ombudsman, and reviews of relevant complaints regarding the ICAC, OPI and Ombudsman
  • at the Inspector's direction, exercise the powers of the Inspector
  • act as the Inspector when the Inspector is absent from, or unable to discharge, official duties
  • provide leadership of an assessment framework for complaints made to the Inspector
  • effectively engage a diverse range of key stakeholders including:
    • inquiry agencies, public authorities and public officers
    • multiple governance groups
    • chief and senior executives across Government - particularly with those agencies responsible for the delivery of public integrity services and systems
    • counterparts and executives in other Federal and State jurisdictions responsible for public integrity
  • have operational oversight of the Office of the Inspector, including human resources, financial, administrative and staff leadership matters.

The powers and duties of the Deputy Inspector are set out in Schedule 4 of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 2012 and section 29 of the Ombudsman Act 1972.

Visit the Office of the Inspector's website for more information.

The successful applicant will be offered an appointment for a period of 2 years, on conditions determined by the Governor.


Applications are sought from:

  • legal practitioners of at least 7 years standing
  • a former judge of the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court or any other court of a state or territory of the Commonwealth.

You must not be a judicial officer or member of an Australian Parliament.

How to apply

You must submit:

  • a current CV
  • an application letter addressing your eligibility and experience
  • a criminal history check
  • the names of 3 referees.

Please mark your email Confidential: Deputy Inspector.

Expressions of interest can be submitted via the button to:

Tammy Connelly - Attorney-General's Department

Submit an expression of interest

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday 30 January 2023.


For queries, contact Caroline Mealor - Chief Executive, Attorney-General's Department

Phone: (08) 8207 1771