Frequently asked questions

Preventing corruption

Am I required to act on corruption prevention advice received if it is sought personally?
The ICAC prevention advice line does not issue directives or require compliance. It is intended as an advisory service to assist public officials to reduce the risk of corruption occurring in their organisations.
Can I obtain corruption prevention advice anonymously?
Yes. The Prevention Advice line enables you to call an experienced ICAC corruption prevention practitioner any day of the week without giving your name or identifying your agency if that is what you prefer.
If I approach the ICAC for corruption prevention advice, do I have to inform my organisation? Can I only seek advice officially?
No. You can seek advice without acting as a representative of the organisation that you work for. You can contact the corruption prevention advice line simply as an individual public sector employee or to discuss a prevention issue perhaps preliminary to taking more formal or official action.
If I ask for corruption prevention advice and confess that I have done something corrupt, will ICAC investigate me?
This will depend on what you have done.
If the organisation receives corruption prevention advice, is it required to accept it and act on it? Should I make a report to ICAC about this if it does not?
The advice of prevention staff is not a directive. Rather it is intended to help you decide on a course of action to reduce the risks of corruption in your own context. The ICAC will only act on information reported if it indicates corrupt conduct.