The Australia Institute surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,000 Australians about the introduction and role of a Commonwealth Integrity Commission or a National Anti-Corruption Commission.
- Three in four Australians (75%) support setting up a Commonwealth Integrity Commission, compared to 7% who oppose it.
- Support for setting up a Commonwealth Integrity Commission is highest among Coalition (77%) and Labor (78%) voters, with 38% of Coalition voters and 45% of Labor voters in strong support.
- When asked which from a list of eight powers are necessary for an effective integrity commission, most say all eight are needed.
- Two in five Australians (43%) say implementing a Commonwealth Integrity Commission is a major election issue for them (35%) or the top issue (8%).
- Australians are more likely to say that Labor would implement an effective Commonwealth Integrity Commission than the Coalition (40% and 29% respectively), with 31% choosing “Don’t know/Not sure”.
- Seven in 10 Australians (69%) agree that not legislating an integrity commission represents a broken election promise by the Coalition.