The NACC is an independent Commonwealth agency that detects, investigates and reports on serious or systemic corrupt conduct in the Commonwealth public sector, including for parliamentarians and MoP(S) Act employees.
Established on 1 July 2023, The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is an independent Commonwealth agency responsible for detecting, investigating and reporting on serious or systemic corrupt conduct in the Commonwealth public sector, while also educating the public sector, and the community, about corruption risks and prevention.
The Commission can investigate the conduct of Commonwealth public officials. This includes individuals engaged under Parts II, III or IV of the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act, and other individuals engaged by parliamentarians as consultants or contractors.
A number of resources are available to help parliamentarians and their staff understand their obligations under the Act, the process of referring issues to the Commission, and dealing with Commission investigations.
An eLearning module about the role and powers of the NACC is available via MOP(S) Learning (see here). It is recommended that all parliamentarians and MOP(S) Act employees engage with this training to become familiar with the Commission.
The Attorney-General’s Department has a webpage dedicated to the NACC (see here). Some of the available resources on this webpage include, a short video providing an overview of the NACC as well as factsheets on What is the NACC?, What is corrupt conduct? and Who can the NACC investigate?
The Attorney-General’s Department also hosts a selection of information and resources specifically developed for ministers, parliamentarians and their staff (available here). Ensure you familiarise yourself with the Mandatory Referrals: Commonwealth agencies other than intelligence agencies factsheet and the What you need to know about the NACC poster for MOP(S) Act employees.