New Discussion Paper: A National Integrity Commission – Options for Australia

On 21 August 2018 Griffith University researchers published a new discussion paper, A National Integrity Commission – Options for Australia at the National Integrity Systems Symposium in Canberra.

TI Australia is a lead partner in the Australian Research Council project – Strengthening Australia’s National Integrity Systems – Priorities for Reform, and this Options Paper provides new evidence that significant reform of our national integrity framework is needed.

TI Australia has long called for the establishment of a comprehensive, broad based anti-corruption agency at a federal level – with the scope, investigative and coercive powers necessary to combat bribery and corruption and to build an integrity framework, and to both prevent and detect the ‘grey areas’ of misconduct and integrity breaches at a national level.

This Options Paper provides some real solutions to real problems – problems that have been addressed by community response to the Global Corruption Barometer Survey.

The Options Paper provides the 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 levels of government.

Read TIA CEO Serena Lillywhite’s full response to the options paper in her speech delivered at the National Integrity Systems Symposium on 21 August.

The full A National Integrity Commission – Options for Australia paper is available for download on Griffith University website, where you can also find a summary version.