anti-corruption commissions

Commentary

4 Feb 2019
35

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.

Discussion paper

13 Dec 2018
150

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...

Briefing paper

14 Nov 2018
9

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...

Audio interview

18 Oct 2018
17

The new chair of Transparency International Australia, Fiona McLeod SC, says staggering numbers of Australians report witnessing public officials engaging in corruption, and having unexplained income.

Report

17 Oct 2018
10

This report highlights the importance of the welfare of witnesses subject to the exercise of coercive powers by integrity agencies.

Strategy

28 Sep 2018
133

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

4 Sep 2018
153

This report explores the debate over how to strike an appropriate balance between police responsibility for managing the conduct of their members and an external agency’s oversight and investigation of complaints about police.

Discussion paper

21 Aug 2018
134

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...

Briefing paper

9 Apr 2018
7

This briefing paper argues that 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...

Briefing paper

9 Apr 2018
192

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.

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.

Discussion paper

1 Feb 2018
133

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.

Briefing paper

17 Jan 2018
291

This briefing paper outlines the flaws in the operation of Victoria’s corruption watchdog, IBAC.

Discussion paper

10 Jan 2018
449

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.

Report

20 Dec 2017
226

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,...

Briefing paper

12 Dec 2017
93

Recent polling suggests that there is overwhelming and increasing support for a National ICAC.

Report

An investigation into allegations of serious corruption involving Victorian vocational education and training, and public transport sectors.
8 Dec 2017
291

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.

Briefing paper

27 Nov 2017
175

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.

Report

14 Nov 2017
104

This report outlines a framework for more systematic monitoring of IBAC, based on best practice principles to enhance its current oversight work.

Report

13 Sep 2017
152

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.

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