• Toss another bribe on the barbie

    Adam Graycar     |      February 3, 2024

    The latest Corruption Perceptions Index – an annual survey from Transparency International that tracks how corrupt governments are perceived to be – shows Australia still has a way to go on this front.

  • The fix is in

    Andy Walsh     |      August 4, 2023

    Corruption has haunted professional sport as long as it has existed, and the massive spread of online betting has increased the temptation to fix results in boxing, cricket, soccer, tennis and other sports.

  • The new National Anti-Corruption Commission has a lot of work to do

    A J Brown     |      July 3, 2023

    Australia’s new National Anti-Corruption Commission is beginning its operations today in the middle of a spate of political scandals.

  • Grave misconduct

    Adam Graycar     |      June 30, 2023

    Most politicians and public servants in Australia operate with great integrity, but the public’s faith in the system has suffered some significant shocks in recent years.

  • PWC down the WC

    Michelle Grattan     |      June 2, 2023

    The outrageous conduct of PwC should consign the firm to the international dustbin, reduce the use of expensive consultants in core government roles and provide an early test case for the power and reach of the national anti-corruption body.

  • What works in preventing corruption?

    Janet Ransley     |      January 10, 2023

    The new National Anti-Corruption Commission can offer national leadership to prevent corruption based on best practice elsewhere.

  • Will the Federal anti-corruption agency work?

    A.J. Brown     |      December 4, 2022

    Australia’s long-awaited National Anti-Corruption Commission has become a legislative reality in the biggest reform to federal public accountability for over 40 years.

  • All bark or some bite?

    Yee-Fui Ng     |      October 9, 2022

    Labor’s anti-corruption proposal offers a strong, yet proportionate, vision for a credible commission with robust powers and both internal and external accountability.

  • Shutting the trough

    Anika Stobart     |      August 23, 2022

    It’s time to take the pork off the table. Better processes and oversight of grant funding would help safeguard the public interest from political self-interest.

  • Politics fast and slow

    Andy Marks     |      August 10, 2022

    The slow drip of bad news from inquiries into corruption at the heart of NSW politics is frustrating the Premier’s attempts to control the political agenda before the next state election.

  • Restoring faith in pubic appointments

    Justine Nolan     |      August 5, 2022

    Handpicked political appointments to public institutions and plum jobs have undermined public faith in the system, and cost several high powered people their jobs in recent times.

  • Jobs for the boys

    Danielle Wood     |      July 19, 2022

    A new Grattan Institute report shows that political appointments are common at state and federal levels and reveals the costs all Australians bear when governments choose mates over merit.