Transparency International Australia first called for a federal integrity commission in 2005. Now almost 18 years later, we have a well-resourced, independent and powerful National Anti-Corruption Commission.
The NACC bill is 90 per cent there. But there are some gaps we need to fix.
Twenty-five years after the adoption of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, most countries including Australia still fall far short of their obligations under the Convention.
This is a historic moment. But it’s worth having a close look at the legislation and where it can be strengthened even further.