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People and structure

The Authority's members are appointed by the Governor General on the advice of Parliament.

Under the Independent Police Conduct Authority Act 1988, the Authority can have up to five members. One member of the Authority serves as chairperson, and the chairperson must be a Judge or a retired Judge.

Judge Sir David J. Carruthers - Authority Chair

Judge Sir David J. Carruthers, a former Chief District Court Judge, was appointed Chair of the Independent Police Conduct Authority in April 2012 for a term of five years. More>>

Dianne Macaskill, Simon Murdoch - Authority members

In October 2015 Parliament approved a Notice of Motion appointing new Board members to the Authority. More>>


The Authority is supported by:

  • a small management team, covering Corporate Services; Operations; Investigations and Reviews; Report Writing; and Complaints Management.
  • Investigators
  • the Complaints Management Team. This Team maintains oversight of complaints and contact with complainants until a complaint is resolved.
  • communications and support staff.




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