Share Poll

Poll link

500 px
350 px
250 px
Preview

widget preview:

Width - px Height - px

Close preview
! You are using a non-supported browser Your browser version is not optimised for Toluna, we recommend that you install the latest version Upgrade
Our Privacy Notice governs your membership of our Influencer Panel, which you can access here. Our website uses cookies. Like in the offline world, cookies make things better. To learn more about the cookies we use, check out our Cookies policy.

patfay

  1 month ago

As the government drags its heels, a better model for a federal integrity commission has emerged

Last week it came to light that the Federal Government has been holding the draft report regarding an Integrity Commission was languishing in Attorney Generals Office since December 2019.

Yesterday the Independent MP Helen Haines has just introduced a bill into parliament that seeks to establish a robust new federal integrity commission and the proposed integrity commission would have the power to conduct public hearings if it believes it’s in the public interest, balancing the seriousness of allegations with any unfair prejudice to a person’s reputation or unfair exposure of a person’s private life.

The commissioner would be a statutory office holder who is independent of government. He or she would be supported by several assistant commissioners to allow for internal checks and balances.

And the body would include a whistleblower protection commissioner, which is particularly necessary given how weak Australia’s whistleblower laws are considered to be.

While this bill needs Government support to even pass at least it might force the Federal Govt to release it's own draft for public viewing.

Comment if you wish.


https://theconversation.com/as-the-government-drags-its-heels-a-better-model-for-a-federal-integrity-commission-has-emerged-148796?utm_

https://www.tai.org.au/sites/default/files/Commonwealth%20Integrity%20Commission%20timeline%20%5BWeb%5D.pdf

https://theconversation.com/governments-commonwealth-integrity-commission-will-not-stamp-out-public-sector-corruption-heres-why-127502
Reply
Post

pagalu

  1 month ago
I no longer trust Pollies or high ranking public servants. Reply
1 comments

KT051

  1 month ago
Thanks for the read and links. Reply
2 comments

ForeverYoung50

  1 month ago
After the recent ASIC revelations... I don't think you can trust anyone anymore for anything! Reply
1 comments

jaysblueaus

  1 month ago
Thank you for the wonderful information, I agree with that Senator, we need it, it has to be independent of the Government, it needs to be granted powers so it can operate efficient, and also has to be adequately funded, so it can properly investigate. The Liberals cannot complain about the New South Wales One, as it was the Liberal Nick Griner Government that introduced the one in NSW. Time a Federal Government one is introduced. These can also investigate not just politicians, they can also investigate public service officials. Reply
1 comments

braunhi1

  1 month ago
Thanks as always for keeping us informed on these issues and also the link and I will check it out later this avo. Reply
1 comments

Copied to clipboard

You’re almost there

In order to create content on the community

Verify your Email / resend
No thanks, I’m just looking

OK
Cancel
We have disabled our Facebook login process. Please enter your Facebook email to receive a password creation link.
Please enter a valid Email
Cancel
We're working on it...
When you upload a picture, our site looks better.
Upload