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Other relevant legislation

In exercising investigative powers, the ICAC must comply with the:

  • Law Enforcement (Controlled Operations) Act 1997 (NSW)
  • Law Enforcement and National Security (Assumed Identities) Act 1998 (NSW)
  • Surveillance Devices Act 2007 (NSW)
  • Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (Commonwealth).

The ICAC must also comply with the following Acts and Regulations which regulate NSW public sector agencies:

  • Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) and Commonwealth legislation regarding discrimination on the grounds of race, sex and disability
  • Annual Reports (Departments) Act 1985 (NSW)
  • Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)
  • Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (an access application cannot be made for ICAC information on its corruption prevention, complaint handling, investigative or reporting functions)
  • Industrial Relations Act 1996 (NSW)
  • Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW) and Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017
  • Ombudsman Act 1974 (NSW)
  • Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW)
  • Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (NSW)
  • Public Finance and Audit Act 1983 (NSW) and Public Finance and Audit Regulation 2005.


  • All NSW Acts and Regulations, including those listed above, can be accessed from the NSW Legislation website.
  • All Commonwealth Acts and Regulations, including those listed above‚ can be accessed from the ComLaw website.