National Integrity (anti-corruption) Commission - 2017

The NSW Council for Civil Liberties, alarmed at the corrosive effect of pervasive and serious corruption within, and related to, Government and public administration at the national level, strongly supports the urgent need for a national anti-corruption body. This body should have a broad ambit across public administration (core public service bodies and public sector corporations), public sector contractors and parliament and politicians. While such a body must have effective power to address current corruption, there must also be effective constraints and transparent oversight to ensure that the balance between the protection of individual rights and the fight against serious corruption is as well balanced as can be devised.