Establish a Federal Anti-Corruption Watchdog Now

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.

7,024 signed

Latest supporters

Lillian Crocos followed 2022-03-02 14:49:48 +1100
Lillian Crocos signed 2022-03-02 14:49:25 +1100
jack ryan signed 2022-02-23 18:21:55 +1100
raymond perri signed 2022-02-19 07:56:15 +1100
Gail Mensinga
Gail Mensinga signed 2022-02-18 11:35:14 +1100
Angie Richards signed 2022-02-18 00:15:08 +1100
Sian Priya Woolston signed 2022-02-15 20:49:45 +1100
Michael Rooney signed 2022-02-15 20:06:35 +1100
Liz Thornton signed 2022-02-15 12:29:39 +1100
Peter Bendle signed 2022-02-14 17:28:45 +1100
Glenn D'Silva signed 2022-02-14 17:14:19 +1100
Chris Gavenlock
Chris Gavenlock signed 2022-02-14 16:40:11 +1100
Nicholas Keown signed 2022-02-14 15:57:00 +1100
Brendan Power signed 2022-02-14 15:15:30 +1100
Margaret James signed 2022-02-14 14:52:22 +1100
Bernie Flynn signed 2022-02-14 14:49:07 +1100
Steven Harris signed 2022-02-14 13:39:25 +1100
Diana Harrison signed 2022-02-14 12:57:14 +1100
Mike McKenzie-Rogers
Mike McKenzie-Rogers signed 2022-02-14 12:54:18 +1100
Geoff Hammond signed 2022-02-14 12:29:14 +1100
Gary Finney signed 2022-02-14 12:27:30 +1100
Jeanette Lake signed 2022-02-14 12:21:15 +1100
Klaus Tomanke
Klaus Tomanke signed 2022-02-14 12:17:42 +1100
Mary Goring signed 2022-02-14 12:16:41 +1100
Denis O'Brien signed 2022-02-14 12:15:53 +1100
Juliana Ngiam signed 2022-02-12 12:24:47 +1100
Belinda Henry signed 2022-02-12 09:10:03 +1100
Abdullah Elias signed via Ahmad Abbas 2022-02-11 21:36:00 +1100
Haider Khafaji signed via Ahmad Abbas 2022-02-11 21:30:16 +1100
Ahmed Latif signed via Ahmad Abbas 2022-02-11 21:26:13 +1100