Transparency sounds easy, but the debate unfolding over the form of Australia’s new national anti-corruption commission shows it can be anything but.
The prospects of Australia securing a strong federal anti-corruption agency have taken a huge leap forward.
This is a historic moment. But it’s worth having a close look at the legislation and where it can be strengthened even further.
To maintain our best practice record, Australia must instigate overdue reform to recognise, manage and protect the role of whistleblowers.
Is Australia up to the task of freezing and seizing Russian dirty money? We’ve got some way to go, TI’s research has found.
A fall in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index has a corresponding impact on a country’s economic performance.
We call on all parties and candidates in the 2022 federal election to commit to making public integrity reforms a reality. Are you with us?
The lack of a federal integrity commission is a gaping hole in Australia’s integrity framework. It is the most important piece of legislation we need, right now, to restore public trust in our democracy. It’s the foundation this country needs for solid, forward-thinking policies that put the public’s best interest first, always.
Given the very well documented use of casinos for money laundering in Australia and around the world, the decision by the Royal Commission begs the question – What crime does a casino operator need to commit in order to have a licence cancelled?
Getting this long-awaited reform right is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the parliament and government to strengthen Australia’s system of democracy against official corruption.