- The Crime and Misconduct Act 2001 (PDF, 1.5 MB) defines official misconduct and sets out the crime, misconduct, research and intelligence functions of the CMC and its powers. It also establishes the Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Committee and the office of the Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Commissioner.
- The Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002 (PDF, 1 MB) provides for the restraint of property that belongs to, or is under the effective control of, someone who is suspected of having engaged in serious criminal activity in the past six years. Restrained property is liable to be forfeited unless a person proves, on the balance of probabilities, that it was lawfully acquired. The CMC administers the non-conviction-based civil confiscation scheme under this Act.
- The Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 (PDF, 3 MB) authorises the CMC to use surveillance devices and assumed identities, and to carry out controlled operations in exercising its functions.
- The Police Service Administration Act 2000 (PDF, 895 KB) enables police officers who are aggrieved about decisions relating to promotions, transfers, breaches of discipline, suspensions and stand-downs, to apply to have these decisions reviewed. Part 9 creates the position of Commissioner for Police Service Reviews who is independent of the CMC in exercising this function. The CMC provides a secretariat to support the function.
- The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 (PDF, 470 KB) facilitates the disclosure, in the public interest, of information about wrongdoing in the public sector, and provides protection for those who make disclosures. Its purpose is also to ensure that these disclosures are properly assessed, investigated and dealt with as appropriate, and that the interests of those who are the subject of a public interest disclosure are considered.
- The Right to Information Act 2009 (PDF, 880 KB) gives the public a right of access to information in the government’s possession or under its control unless, on balance, it is contrary to the public interest to do so.
- The Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (Cwlth) and Telecommunications Interception Act 2009 (Qld) (PDF, 390 KB) authorise the CMC to use telephone interception and provide for accountability mechanisms.
- The Witness Protection Act 2000 (PDF, 450 KB) enables witnesses and others who have assisted a law enforcement agency, and who have thereby placed themselves and their families at risk, to be eligible for inclusion in the state’s witness protection program which is administered by the CMC.