Australia slipped from 7th to 18th in the rankings over the past decade. But this year we’ve climbed back to 13th thanks to reforms in key areas including the new National Anti-Corruption Commission.
It’s the biggest reform to federal public accountability for over 40 years, though questions remain over whether it’s been designed sufficiently to weather future political storms.
Recent developments in Australian whistleblowing cases have shown how critical it is to reform our laws - which are far from world standard.
In a Monday speech to the International Trade Union Confederation, the prime minister lists measures the government has introduced into parliament “in the past month”
The Albanese government has devised a strong model for the new National Anti-Corruption Commission with robust powers and suitable accountability mechanisms.
Albanese & Dutton see common ground regarding the National Anti-Corruption Commission legislation introduced to parliament earlier this week.
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus on the National Anti-Corruption Commission.
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus chats with Michelle Grattan about the National Anti-Corruption Commission, who will head it, and protections for whistleblowers.
While Labor is close to delivering an historic integrity reform, there are wrinkles still to be ironed out.