Transparency International Australia welcomes the Exposure Draft of the Commonwealth Integrity Commission (CIC) Bill.
‘TIA has been calling for a federal anti-corruption agency for 15 years and this is an important step towards establishing one,’ said Serena Lillywhite, CEO of Transparency International Australia.
‘The Commonwealth Integrity Commission is an opportunity for once-in-a-generation nation building reform, but we must ensure it’s built on solid foundations.
‘We look forward to strengthening the proposal through further consultations with the government and all political parties. We remain committed to building an effective and robust pro-integrity agency that will strengthen our democracy, improve the conduct of our elected representatives, and foster a culture of integrity.
‘So far, the Exposure Draft Bill only partially meets TIA’s six key criteria for a strong and effective anti-corruption and pro-integrity agency: