The question is no longer if, but how and when. Australia’s federal parliament is in agreement that we need a national-level integrity commission to prevent and tackle corruption. But if it is not well designed it will fail its purpose.
This position paper explains why Australia needs a strong national integrity commission and what it needs to be fit for purpose.
Establishing an independent national anticorruption commission with broad powers to investigate all types of corruption and misconduct will help promote public trust in the integrity of the federal parliament, the Commonwealth public sector and our system of government.