The Centre for Public Integrity, Australia’s leading anti-corruption think tank, alongside other experts, have condemned Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews for his lack of acknowledgment of a state anti-corruption report’s critique of his government. Anthony Whealy, former judge and chairman of the Centre, criticised the state’s anti-corruption legislation for only identifying criminal conduct and failing to account for “grey” corruption. The report, produced by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, highlighted how an adviser to then-health minister Jill Hennessy applied pressure on Department of Health and Human Services staff to award a contract to a Health Workers Union entity. Whealy and others argue the need for a broader definition of corruption, akin to that used by Transparency International, to ensure transparency and uphold integrity within Australian governance.
This summary comes from the Australian Financial Review, was written by Michael Pelly and Gus McCubbing, and can be found here.