Uncategorised 26th November 2018

National Integrity Commission-where does the government stand?

by Peter Timmins

Throughout the consultations on the OGP since December 2015, those participating have put a national integrity commission high on the list of open government reforms.The government in adopting commitments in the first and second plan committed to “consider and assess all options for strengthening the national anti-corruption framework’ but nothing concrete or specific.
Independent MP Cathy McGowan is today moving adoption of  a bill to establish a commission, an early tester for the government now in minority in the House of Representatives. Scan to 10.30 on this video
 Please consider adding your name to this open letter organised by The Australia Institute joining 34 former judges including The Hon Sir Gerard Brennan AC QC, former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, The Hon Mary Gaudron QC, former justice of the High Court, and The Hon Tony Fitzgerald AC QC, former Federal Court judge and head of the Fitzgerald Inquiry, and over 600 others-including me.