Customs admits to 700 staff corruption complaints

The Australian Customs Service has confirmed there were more than 700 complaints made by employees about potential corruption within the department over a three-year period.

Documents obtained by Fairfax Media show there were 724 internal complaints, allegations and concerns reported to Customs that related to the service’s staff between 2007 and 2010.

Customs has released a statement saying there was no proof of criminal conduct in 500 of those cases.

The statement goes on to explain it is impossible to work out whether the staff involved were internally disciplined in 300 of the matters, because there has since been changes to record-keeping systems — via

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