Community Consultation on IBAC, the Victorian Ombudsman and the Auditor-General

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring a robust integrity and accountability system for Victoria. Victorians are entitled to expect that the public sector will act with integrity and be accountable for its decisions.

While the primary responsibility to act with integrity lies with public bodies and officers, Victoria’s integrity and accountability bodies, including the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC), the Victorian Ombudsman and the Auditor-General, play a critical role by providing avenues for complaint and independent oversight of the public sector.

The Victorian Government wants to hear your views on key issues about the role and operation of these bodies as part of its extensive review of the integrity and accountability system. The Government has developed discussion papers inviting input on:

  • IBAC’s public examinations and IBAC’s role in preventing corruption in the public sector
  • the Victorian Ombudsman's continuing role in the Victorian integrity and accountability system, and
  • the role of the modern Auditor-General in the Victorian integrity and accountability system

Discussion papers

The discussion papers are available to download below:

Integrity and Accountability Legislation Amendment (A Stronger System) Act 2016

The discussion papers are intended to build on the important reforms contained in the Government's Integrity and Accountability Legislation Amendment (A Stronger System) Act 2016, which received Royal Assent on 31 May 2016.

The Act is available to download below:


Submissions to the discussion papers closed on 20 May 2016. If you have any queries, please contact the Integrity Reform Team at

The following submissions have been received by the Victorian Government.

IBAC Discussion paper

Victorian Ombudsman Discussion Paper

Auditor-General Discussion Paper

Last updated on Tuesday, 19 September 2017