May 2019 (#245)



Transparency International Australia has been calling for a national anti-corruption watchdog for many years.

Now, finally, every major party and most independents support this reform. The only question now is: how strong will it be?

We want to tackle and prevent corruption by strengthening the integrity of our elected representatives across the board.

That’s why we took five democratic reform priorities to every party and independent who had committed to tackling corruption and promoting integrity. Read their responses here

Whoever wins the federal election, we will work with people in power to bring about the best reforms we can to strengthen our democracy and the integrity of our parliament and government.

Whatever the outcome of this election, we will work as hard as ever to ensure the reforms put on the table will deliver the best outcomes for Australians.

Will you join us?

TIA’s 5 Election Priorities

As a refresher, here are the five election priorities based on the feedback we received from people like you – integrity experts and interested Australians alike, who responded to our surveys, attended our forums and conference, and submitted ideas:

  • Establish a strong, properly resourced national integrity commission
  • Better control political donations
  • Strengthen rules on lobbying and parliamentary conduct
  • Protect whistleblowers
  • Bolster international anti-corruption efforts

Download our five reform priorities here

Become a TIA member!

Join the global movement against corruption by becoming an Individual TIA Member. In addition to supporting our work through a modest annual membership fee, you can contribute to Transparency International Australia’s mission with your own relevant anti-corruption expertise when opportunities arise. Find out more here.