The Australia Institute’s National Integrity Committee of corruption fighters and retired judges has released the next stage in the design of a National Integrity Commission.
This discussion paper argues that the perception of corruption in Australia will continue to rise while allegations of corruption are either not investigated or are investigated entirely behind closed doors.
The Tasmanian Integrity Commission (Tasmanian IC) has major design flaws that render it far less effective than the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (NSW ICAC) in exposing systemic corruption, writes Hannah Aulby.
This briefing paper outlines the flaws in the operation of Victoria’s corruption watchdog, IBAC.
Australia has fallen six positions on the international Corruption Perception Index since 2012, and recent polling shows 85% of Australians think there is corruption in federal politics.
This review of IBAC’s early years demonstrates that IBAC has been successful in exposing serious corruption in some of Victoria’s major state government agencies. There is no doubt that Victorians have been surprised and disappointed in the waste of public funds, along with the concerning,...
This special report details the findings and recommendations of a major IBAC investigation, Operation Lansdowne, into allegations of serious corrupt conduct relating to South West Institute of TAFE and Bendigo Kangan Institute of TAFE.
This paper argues that a National Integrity Commission is urgently needed to investigate and expose corruption and misconduct in federal government and the public sector.
This report outlines a framework for more systematic monitoring of IBAC, based on best practice principles to enhance its current oversight work.
This report examines the adequacy of the Australian government’s legislative, institutional and policy framework in addressing all facets of institutional, organisational, political, electoral, and individual corruption and misconduct.
This paper argues that to ensure any corruption and misconduct in our federal government and public sector is investigated and exposed, a federal anti-corruption commission will need strong investigative powers, broad jurisdiction similar to the New South Wales ICAC and other successful state-based commissions, and...
This report shows that a federal ICAC may not be effective in exposing or investigating corruption and misconduct unless it holds public hearings.
This major paper, canvassing key issues for the design of a federal anti-corruption commission, has been released at National Integrity 2017, as part of a new assessment of Australia’s systems of integrity, accountability and anti-corruption.
Professor A J Brown, leader of the Australian Research...
It's been a tough few weeks for the New South Wales Premier, with Mike Baird now being accused of watering down the powers of the state's crime and corruption watchdog. New South Wales' Parliament is debating laws which, if passed, will radically overhaul powers of...
Labor senator Sam Dastyari has resigned his shadow frontbench position after a week-long saga over a Chinese company having covered his travel expenses. This payment led to questions about his support for China in the South China Sea dispute in defiance of Labor policy....
IBAC has identified significant corruption risks associated with public sector procurement. More than a quarter of our investigations have examined allegations around suspected corrupt conduct in procurement processes, and three of the four public hearings we have conducted to date have examined allegations around corrupt...
With the election just over a week away, the Greens will today issue their demands in the event of a hung parliament.
Addressing the National Press Club, Greens Leader Richard Di Natale will announce that as part of any power sharing arrangement, the Greens...