Corruption

Commentary

4 Feb 2019
34

Corrupt politicians and public servants will be under the spotlight of the new federal corruption watchdog. But if its proposed powers are any clue, it will have neither bark nor bite. Here's why.

Website

28 Jan 2019
99

The 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index highlights that the majority of countries continue to fail to control corruption, contributing to a global crisis in democracy.

Discussion paper

13 Dec 2018
149

This paper provides an overview of the government’s proposed model for reforms directed at improving the current federal integrity framework by creating a Commonwealth Integrity Commission. The paper outlines current integrity arrangements, provides detail on the key aspects of the proposed reforms, and explains the...

Report

4 Dec 2018
83

This report on current trends in corruption and integrity in the NSW public sector warns the public sector to be wary of risks associated with blurred lines between government and non-government sectors, badly-managed organisational change, and rules that unintentionally can encourage corrupt conduct.

Briefing paper

14 Nov 2018
8

On the 28th October 2018, the crossbench announced their intention to pursue the establishment of a National Integrity Commission, a federal anti-corruption watchdog. This briefing note summarises the case for a National Integrity Commission and makes recommendations for its design based on lessons learned from...

Report

26 Oct 2018
24

This paper examines the nature of serious and organised crime group (SOCG) involvement in public sector corruption, associated risk factors and best-practice responses and prevention strategies.

Report

3 Oct 2018
9

The former managing director of Goulburn Murray Water claimed - and the former chair approved - reimbursement to which he was not entitled for items including household furniture and alcohol, the Victorian Ombudsman has found.

Strategy

28 Sep 2018
125

Following on from the detailed design work undertaken by the committee to date, this plan outlines how a National Integrity Commission would be established within the existing integrity framework.

Report

Assessing enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention
12 Sep 2018
55

Transparency International’s 2018 progress report is an independent assessment of the enforcement of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Anti-Bribery Convention, which requires parties to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials and introduce related measures.

Discussion paper

21 Aug 2018
133

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...

Report

2 Aug 2018
139

This review was commissioned by the Turnbull Government, in response to the growing global threat to the integrity of sport - recognising that a fair, safe and strong sport sector, free from corruption, is inherently valuable to sports participants, sporting organisations and the 14 million...

Report

26 Jul 2018
147

This report provides an overview of the corruption risks associated with public regulatory authorities in Victoria. It explores the causes of these risks, the factors that drive corruption risks in these authorities, and potential prevention, reporting and detection measures.

Journal article

1 Jun 2018
4

Sponsorship of research and education occurs commonly in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and food and drink industries. The aim of this article is to alert GPs to the risk of bias in research and education funded by for-profit organisations, and to provide strategies to avoid...

Report

10 Apr 2018
165

This report provides the responses of the Victorian community about their understanding of corruption, their perceptions of corruption and misconduct, attitudes to reporting corruption and misconduct, and attitudes towards preventing corruption.

Briefing paper

9 Apr 2018
187

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.

Report

29 Mar 2018
60

This audit examined the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority, Public Transport Victoria, and the now defunct Major Projects Victoria, and assessed whether their fraud and corruption controls were well designed and operating as intended.

Report

28 Mar 2018
46

This report evaluates reform options to strengthen Australia's foreign bribery framework and examines the relevant experience in other jurisdictions. It assesses the need for increased transparency around beneficial ownership and the benefits of introducing a debarment framework in Australia.

Commentary

5 Mar 2018
25

More than 180 individuals have moved between senior public service roles and the fossil fuel industry in Australia over the past decade - providing a golden escalator for former senior politicians.

Report

26 Feb 2018
161

This report recommends that the New South Wales public sector adopt stronger employment screening practices to help combat employment application fraud, which if left undetected, can ultimately allow other corrupt conduct to occur.

Discussion paper

22 Feb 2018
104

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.

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