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

The National Anti-Corruption Commission Bill 2022 – Will Australia finally get a fit for purpose national integrity commission?

Is the NACC fit for purpose? Does it address the public need for retrospectivity, independence of funding, the autonomy of decision-making, and public hearings for the public good?

A Design Framework for the establishment of a strong and effective National Integrity Commission

Our design framework for a National Integrity Commission has been developed by former judges, integrity experts and academics from across Australia.

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