Status - introduced in Parliament
Under the amendment Bill, ICAC will have the ability to choose whether to hold public hearings if it is of interest to the South Australian community. Public hearings aim to increase transparency and accountability in the public sector, and promote community confidence in government.
The matters that the commissioner may take into consideration when deciding to hold a public inquiry are set out in Clause 2 of Schedule 3A of the ICAC Bill.
The new schedule to the ICAC Act will clarify and consolidate the powers and functions of ICAC when investigating maladministration and misconduct in public administration.