|This past month we’ve seen weekly, if not daily reports that highlight the scale of undue influence and lobbying in Australian politics.
The almost immediate appointment of Christopher Pyne and Julie Bishop to top jobs in the private sector, directly related to their ministerial portfolio’s, highlights for all the wrong reasons, the inadequacy of the federal Ministerial Standards, and a failure to implement them. Transparency International Australia made our views known on this though our submission, appearance as a witness before the Senate Committee, and in the media.
Its been a busy month with our ongoing involvement in the Open Government Partnership, the AFP corruption prevention initiative and engagement with the private sector.
At TIA we are continuing our call for a strong national integrity system, a functioning democracy and whistleblower protection.
We joined more than 800 businesses and organisations that lent their logo in support of Climate Strike – after all, a health democracy and a healthy environment go hand in hand, and corruption and undue influence can threaten both.
Read on to learn more about our work this past month and upcoming events to get involved in.
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