Fairfax’s latest investigation demonstrates the Australian Government’s alarming lack of capacity to effectively combat corruption.
TIA welcomes Cathy McGowan MP’s framework for a new federal anti-corruption agency, announced today.
Public access to official information, and open and transparent government more generally, are vital for preventing corruption from taking hold – and for uncovering it when it does. Corruption thrives where the community and the media do not have access to official information about how government is functioning.
This Index assesses businesses on how transparent they are in their political engagement – including donations to political parties, lobbying of those in power, the revolving door, public commitment to ethical behaviour and the overall transparency of this information. While focused on the UK, it provides useful guidance on principles for responsible political engagement.
Transparency International Australia welcomes the Grattan Institute’s latest report, Who’s in the room? Access and influence in Australian politics.
Which of the Options outlined in the Griffith University paper will deliver the best pro-integrity outcome for Australia, will help restore trust in government, and halt Australia’s continued decline in the 2016 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index?
Australians’ trust in government has continued to slide, driven by growing concerns about corruption at the federal level.
Transparency International Australia and Griffith University are now proud to release three detailed analyses into three different options Australia could embrace to strengthen the integrity of our system of governance.
Transparency International Australia encourages the independent review panel to give consideration to measures which will strengthen Australia’s integrity framework and establish stronger institutions and functions to detect, prevent and investigate bribery, corruption and fraud, in a coordinated and cohesive manner.