Can a member of the public complain to the Commissioner?A member of the public is not able to request the Commissioner to conduct an investigation and give an opinion as to whether there has been a violation of the Act by a Member of the Legislative Assembly.
The Commissioner has the authority to conduct an investigation and give an opinion as to whether there has been an alleged violation of the Act only if the request comes from:
- a Member alleging that another Member has violated the Act;
- a resolution of all Members of the Legislative Assembly; or
- the Premier, who may request an opinion as to whether a Cabinet Minister has violated the Act. [Sections 1 and 28]