MR: “Accountability institutions are under attack” – former integrity officials call for greater independence, funding and powers

Media release 29th October 2019 Former integrity officials today launched 10 reform principles to strengthen accountability institutions, in the wake of ongoing attacks on the judiciary, the media, corruption commissions, and other important agencies. Former judge Paul Stein AM QC, former Independent Security Legislation Monitor Bret Walker SC, former ABC journalist Quentin Dempster AM, and… Read More

Corruption experts welcome Queensland donations reform

Media release 29th October 2019 Leading corruption experts and former judges today welcomed the Queensland Government’s announcement of electoral reform. Reforms include caps on electoral expenditure and donations, and increasing public funding, which aligns with The Centre for Public Integrity’s 15 Point Plan to eliminate the undue influence of money in politics. “The Centre for… Read More

Media release: Former judges call for donations and lobbying reform in the wake of 2019 election

Former judges and leading experts today called for caps on electoral expenditure, real time disclosure of donations over $1000 and tighter post-separation employment restrictions as priority reforms in the wake of the 2019 election. Former judge and Chair of The Centre for Public Integrity, the Hon Anthony Whealy QC, joined with Melbourne Law Professor Joo… Read More

Government fails to support effective national integrity commission

A strong and independent National Integrity Commission is urgently needed to begin restoring public trust in government. The recent scandal involving Crown Casino provides ample evidence of the gaps in our current integrity system. No existing agency has the ability to effectively investigate and expose allegations of corruption involving federal government at all levels. The… Read More

Former judges launch Integrity Reform Agenda

Media release 17th July 2019 Former judges Tony Fitzgerald, David Ipp, Anthony Whealy and Stephen Charles have joined with integrity experts to launch a new think tank dedicated to preventing corruption and restoring public trust. They today launched the Integrity Reform Agenda outlining urgent reforms needed in our integrity system: Preventing corruption through a National… Read More