Rorts watch

We are now keeping tabs on the extraordinary number of abuses of power by governments and their agencies – Federal and state – and it’s an alarmingly long list.

The list shows that our legal and administrative systems are not preventing or exposing corruption or serious misconduct in public services, government, members of parliament or their staff. This is mostly because of:

The list shows that our legal and administrative systems are not preventing or exposing corruption or serious misconduct in public services, government, members of parliament or their staff. This is mostly due to:

  • largely unregulated political donations for election campaigns
  • government reliance on self-regulation
  • secrecy in government contracting that obscures corrupt practice
  • promotion of unethical officials on the basis that they bend to the government’s wishes
  • huge barriers to whistleblowing

We are adding our support to the growing number of Australians calling for a Federal Integrity Commission with powers to investigate and prevent corruption.

Join our Federal Integrity Commission Campaign or alert us to other rorts

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