Crime and Misconduct Commission

The Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) is an independent [1] Queensland Government entity created to combat and reduce the incidence of major crime and to continuously improve the integrity of, and to reduce the incidence of misconduct in, the Queensland public sector.[2] The CMC also has a witness protection function.[3] The commission was established on 1 January 2002,[4][5][6] when the former Criminal Justice Commission and the Queensland Crime Commission were merged into a single entity under the name Crime and Misconduct Commission.[5]

The CMC has investigative powers, not ordinarily available to the police service, for the purposes of enabling the commission to effectively investigate particular cases of major crime.[7] The CMC also has the power to investigate cases of misconduct in the Queensland public sector, particularly the more serious cases of misconduct.[7]

The CMC is itself accountable to the Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Committee of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.[8][9]

As the successor to the Criminal Justice Commission, the misconduct functions of the CMC exist primarily as a consequence of the Fitzgerald Inquiry Royal Commission findings of long-term, systemic political corruption, police corruption and abuse of power in Queensland.[10]

References

  1. ^ Crime And Misconduct Act 2001 - Section 57. Queensland Consolidated Acts. Retrieved on 4 July 2011.
  2. ^ Crime And Misconduct Act 2001 - Section 4. Queensland Consolidated Acts. Retrieved on 4 July 2011.
  3. ^ Crime And Misconduct Act 2001 - Section 56. Queensland Consolidated Acts. Retrieved on 4 July 2011.
  4. ^ Crime And Misconduct Act 2001 - Section 2. Queensland Consolidated Acts. Retrieved on 4 July 2011.
  5. ^ a b Crime And Misconduct Act 2001 - Section 220. Queensland Consolidated Acts. Retrieved on 4 July 2011.
  6. ^ Crime and Misconduct Act 2001: Proclamation. Retrieved on 4 July 2011.
  7. ^ a b Crime And Misconduct Act 2001 - Section 5. Queensland Consolidated Acts. Retrieved on 4 July 2011.
  8. ^ Crime And Misconduct Act 2001 - Section 292. Queensland Consolidated Acts. Retrieved on 4 July 2011.
  9. ^ Queensland Parliament establishes new committee system. Retrieved on 4 July 2011.
  10. ^ G.E. Fitzgerald. Commission of Inquiry into Possible Illegal Activities and Associated Police Misconduct. Retrieved on 4 July 2011.

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