The majority of state integrity commission have a broad jurisdiction to investigate any conduct of any person that could affect the impartial or honest exercise of public administration
The state integrity commissions that have the broadest jurisdictions have been able to undertake more investigations
Limitations placed on the jurisdiction of Victoria’s Independent Broad Based Commission have led to allegations of serious misconduct not being investigated, for example the alleged connections between Opposition Leader Matthew Guy and the Victorian mafia, and the secret tapes scandal that led to Premier Ted Baillieu’s resignation
A National Integrity Commission must have a broad jurisdiction to investigate any person whose conduct adversely affects or could adversely affect, directly or indirectly, the honest or impartial exercise of public administration, if the Commissioner deems the conduct to be serious or systemic.
The Australia Institute 2018. Reproduced with permission