Accountability

There are three Parliamentary Committees that have functions and responsibilities relevant to the Victorian Inspectorate.  They are the following:

The IBAC Committee 

This committee monitors and reviews the performance of the duties and functions of the Inspectorate and examines any reports made by the Inspectorate in relation to the IBAC.

The Accountability and Oversight Committee (AOC)

The AOC reviews the performance of the duties and functions of the Inspectorate and examines any reports made by the Inspectorate concerning Ombudsman officers.

The Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC)

The PAEC reviews the performance of the duties and functions of the Inspectorate and examines any reports made by the Inspectorate concerning VAGO Officers.

To ensure the independence of the Inspectorate and the Inspector, it is legally impermissible for any of the above committees to investigate or review any decision, finding or recommendation made by the Inspectorate in the discharge or exercise of its functions and powers.