In 2022, the Federal Parliament passed legislation to establish the National Anti-Corruption Commission, a watchdog that will investigate potential corruption at the highest level. It passed with cross-partisan support. The Commission will be operational by mid 2023.
It is clear the National Anti-Corruption Commission will fill a huge gap in Australia's integrity system.
Altogether, 19,000 people signed Australia Institute petitions calling for an effective anti-corruption watchdog at the federal level. Now, thanks in no small part to your support, the National Anti-Corruption Commission is law.
Read more about the Commission.
Australia’s trust in federal politics is at an all-time low. Australians have never trusted our politicians less.
It is time to create an independent anti-corruption watchdog to investigate and expose corruption and serious misconduct at a Federal level. The public is sick and tired of the lack of accountability revealed by repeat scandals involving federal politicians and public servants.
This is a national issue that cannot be ignored any longer.
In fact, Australia Institute research shows 88% of Australians support a federal anti-corruption watchdog, and 78% support establishing a federal anti-corruption watchdog with public hearings.
To restore faith in our democracy and help politics help itself Australia needs a Federal Anti-Corruption Watchdog with teeth.
Enough is enough: we need a Federal Anti-Corruption Watchdog now. Add your name to the call >
To the Prime Minister
We urge you to help restore integrity, accountability and trust in the Federal Parliament and Australian Public Service.
We need a Federal Anti-Corruption Watchdog with teeth.