A. J. Brown

A. J. Brown is professor of public policy and law, and program leader, public integrity and anti-corruption, in the Centre for Governance & Public Policy, Griffith University. He is also a former senior investigator for the Commonwealth Ombudsman, Associate to Justice Tony Fitzgerald AC QC, ministerial advisor in the first Beattie Government, and current member of the board of Transparency International Australia.

Clean as a whistle: a five step guide to better whistleblowing policy and practice in business and government

This guide works as a companion to new regulatory requirements, formal guidance and standards for whistleblowing policies and programs. The findings and key actions will help everyone with a commitment to integrity – organisations and policymakers alike – act to ensure the positive role of...
Discussion paper

A National Integrity Commission – options for Australia

This options paper provides evidence to support the creation of a new, federal anti-corruption and integrity framework, based on an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the existing framework, and community awareness, perception and views on how well corruption is being addressed at all...

Strength of organisational whistleblowing processes: Analysis from Australia & New Zealand. Further results of the Whistling While They Work 2 Project

Whistleblowing processes – or processes for encouraging and protecting staff to speak up about wrongdoing concerns and integrity challenges – are vital to integrity and good governance systems in organisations. This report presents initial analysis of the strength of organisational processes for responding to staff...

Strength of organisational whistleblowing processes: analysis from Australia

This report presents the first stage of a new measure of the strength of organisational processes for responding to staff wrongdoing concerns, based on responses to the Survey of Organisational Processes and Procedures conducted in 2016 by Whistling While They Work 2: Improving managerial responses...
Discussion paper

A federal anti-corruption agency for Australia?

This discussion paper, canvassing key issues for the design of a federal anti-corruption commission, was released at National Integrity 2017, as part of a new assessment of Australia’s systems of integrity, accountability and anti-corruption.