While Australia has a strong record of domestic action to prevent and expose corruption in both the public and private sectors, we understand it is important not to be complacent.
This is why the Australian Government is developing its first National Anti-Corruption Plan.
This plan will position Australia to deliver a coordinated approach to fighting corruption.
It serves several objectives, including:
- defining and addressing corruption risks
- providing a clear statement of the national, whole-of-government approach to combating corruption
- clarifying federal agency roles and responsibilities, including an examination of options to improve leadership and coordination of policy and implementation, and
- addressing any challenges or issues raised in the review of Australia's compliance with the United Nations Convention against Corruption and in the G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan.
Two public consultation events involving stakeholders from academia, business, civil society, government and non-government organisations were held in 2011-2012.
Nineteen written submissions were also received as part of the consultation process, in response to a discussion paper highlighting Australia's existing anti-corruption arrangements and a number of reforms implemented since 2007.
The public consultation for the plan has resulted in a wide range of suggestions for improving Australia's approach to corruption.
The Australian Government is giving detailed consideration to all public input in developing recommendations for the plan.
Consultation event - 9 December 2011
Consultation event - 11 July 2012