The Case for a National Whole-of-Government Anti-Corruption Body

(2017) 42(3) Alternative Law Journal 178-183

12 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2017

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Harry Hobbs

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law

George Williams

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 25, 2017

Abstract

Australia’s anti-corruption system needs reform. The diffusion of responsibilities across multiple agencies risks underreporting of corrupt conduct, while gaps in the regime mean that the system fails to hold people accountable. As a result, community and public confidence in Australia’s institutions is eroded. The solution is a national whole-of-government anti-corruption body encompassing the public sector with the power to apply a uniform standard of corrupt conduct.

Keywords: anti-corruption, national integrity commission, institutional trust

Suggested Citation

Hobbs, Harry and Williams, George, The Case for a National Whole-of-Government Anti-Corruption Body (October 25, 2017). (2017) 42(3) Alternative Law Journal 178-183. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3059248

Harry Hobbs (Contact Author)

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law ( email )

Sydney
Australia

George Williams

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

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