The Centre for Public Integrity conducts research into preventing corruption through a National Integrity Commission.

A National Integrity Commission is needed to investigate allegations and expose corruption in the federal government and public sector. There is currently no institution with the remit and powers necessary to investigate allegations of misconduct involving federal parliamentarians or the public service. The Commission must have a broad jurisdiction and the strong investigative powers of a Royal Commission, including the ability to hold public hearings.

National Integrity Commission publications

Members of the National Integrity Commission project committee are:

  • The Hon Stephen Charles AO QC, former judge of the Victorian Court of Appeal
  • The Hon Barbara Cotterell, former Victorian Magistrate and County Court judge
  • Nicholas Cowdery AO QC, former Director of Public Prosecutions of NSW
  • Adjunct Professor Colleen Lewis, Monash University