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
Date Written: October 25, 2017
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
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