NSW Police Service and other agencies - alleged police protection of paedophiles

The ICAC investigated allegations that members of the NSW Police Service protected paedophiles from criminal investigation or prosecution. The ICAC also investigated whether the procedures of or relationships between the NSW Police Service and other public authorities adversely affected police investigations and the prosecution of paedophiles and the conduct of public officials related to these matters.

The investigation arose from a referral from both Houses of the NSW Parliament. In its report on this investigation, which was made public as an interim report in September 1994, the ICAC outlined the findings from its review of the structures, functions, policies, procedures and practices on NSW government agencies with a role in the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and made suggestions for improving the system for reporting and investigating child sexual abuse.

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