Securing a National Anti-Corruption Watchdog with Teeth

Australia now has a national anti-corruption watchdog, the National Anti-Corruption Commission, following years of Australia Institute research and engagement with the legal profession and federal MPs and Senators.

Our National Integrity Committee – made up of distinguished former judges and corruption fighters – have released a number of papers detailing the essential requirements and basic principles for the establishment of a National Anti-Corruption watchdog.

The Committee have made many submissions and appeared before various Parliamentary Committees and other consultation processes, to discuss the need for a strong integrity Commission – one with board jurisdiction; the ability to hold public hearings and produce public reports and the power to investigate and expose corruption at the highest levels.