Submission on the National Integrity Bills 2018

by National Integrity Committee

The National Integrity Committee made a submission on the National Integrity Bills 2018. The Committee is an independent group of retired judges assisted by the Australia Institute who have been involved over the last 18 months in advocating the need for a Federal Integrity Commission.

In this submission to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, the Committee does not deal with the Government’s Consultation Paper that is concerned with the proposed Commonwealth Integrity Commission (the CIC) as that Consultation Paper is not before the Senate. The Committee dealt separately with the Government’s proposal for the establishment of the CIC in a separate submission made to the Government in that regard.

This submission judges the Bill’s conformity with the seven principles identified by the Committee necessary to ensure a successful and effective commission.

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