Amid low levels of trust in Parliament, there is overwhelming and increasing support for a National ICAC. But voters are discerning. Most say a National ICAC would increase public trust in Parliament if it can investigate politicians and hold public hearings, but an ICAC without these powers may further erode trust in Parliament. [Full results in PDF below]
The Australia Institute conducts regular, nationally representative polls on a range of policy issues. In September 2017 The Australia Institute surveyed 1,421 Australians about whether there should be a National Independent Commission Against Corruption (National ICAC), as also asked in The Australia Institute’s March 2017 poll.
- 88% now support a National ICAC. 59% strongly support it.
- Only 3% oppose it, and 8% are not sure.
- Support has increased from 80% in May 2017.
- Support was very high among voters for all parties, including majority strongly support from each.