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Submissions for this consultation closed on Friday, 1 February 2019

On 13 December 2018, the Australian Government announced that it will establish a Commonwealth Integrity Commission (CIC) to strengthen integrity arrangements across the federal public sector.

The CIC will be a centralised, specialist centre for the investigation of corruption in the public sector. It will also work with agencies to build resilience to corruption and bolster agency capability to detect, deter and investigate corrupt conduct.

The CIC will be established as an independent statutory agency, led by a commissioner and two deputy commissioners. The CIC will comprise:

  • a law enforcement integrity division – this will have the same functions and powers as the current Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity, but with a broader jurisdiction
  • a public sector integrity division – this will investigate alleged criminal corruption involving government departments and their staff, parliamentarians and their staff, the staff of federal judicial officers, and in appropriate circumstances, recipients of Commonwealth funds.

Further information on the proposed functions and structure of the CIC is outlined in the following consultation paper:

Submissions for this consultation closed on 1 February 2019.

Public consultation submissions

The government sought views from the public on the CIC model outlined in this consultation paper. We received 78 submissions, as well as over 3000 emails from members of the public through a GetUp! campaign. We will use this feedback to help inform the development and implementation of the CIC.

We reserve the right not to publish submissions or to redact information within a submission. This includes circumstances where the information is not relevant to the policy issues raised in the consultation paper or where there are privacy or defamation concerns about the information included.

For more information refer to our privacy policy. Allegations of corrupt conduct by Commonwealth officials or agencies should be referred to the relevant agency or the Australian Federal Police.

Submissions on this page have been published with permission.

  1. Accountability Round Table [PDF 501KB]
  2. Adam Masters [PDF 223KB]
  3. Andrew Wilkie [PDF 175KB]
  4. Anonymous [PDF 121KB]
  5. Australian Capital Territory Government  [PDF 290KB] 
  6. Australian Council of Trade Unions [PDF 123KB]
  7. Australian Government Department of Education and Training [PDF 91KB]
  8. Australian Health Reform Association [PDF 647KB]
  9. Brian Aukram [PDF 144KB]
  10. Bryce Carr [PDF 91KB]
  11. Charif Kazal [PDF 12KB]
  12. Prof Chris Aulich & Prof Roger Wettenhall [PDF 211KB]
  13. Chris Douglas, Malkara Consulting Pty Ltd [PDF 6MB]
  14. Colleen Lewis [PDF 113KB]
  15. Community and Public Sector Union [PDF 220KB]
  16. David Coombe [PDF 8KB]
  17. Evelyn Doyle [PDF 169KB]
  18. Grattan Institute [PDF 1MB]
  19. Hylton McLean [PDF 65KB]
  20. Institute of Public Affairs [PDF 7MB]
  21. Jon Cocks [PDF 15KB]
  22. Ken Phillips [PDF 48KB]
  23. Kevin Lindeberg [PDF 2MB]
  24. Law Council of Australia [PDF 6MB]
  25. Lindsay Gardner [PDF 30KB]
  26. Dr. Marie dela Rama & Mr Michael Lester [PDF 1MB]
  27. National Integrity Committee, The Australia Institute [PDF 710KB]
  28. Dr Nikola Stepanov, Queensland Integrity Commissioner [PDF 882KB]
  29. NSW Ombudsman [PDF 8KB]
  30. Olivia Franco [PDF 49KB]
  31. Peter Manins [PDF 7KB]
  32. Peter Ross [PDF 93KB]
  33. Sally Dare [PDF 8KB]
  34. Simon Pallavicini [PDF 30KB]
  35. Transparency International [PDF 275KB]
  36. Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania [PDF 194KB]
  37. Whistleblowers Action Group (QLD) Inc. [PDF 975KB]

If you experience issues accessing any document on this page, contact anticorruption@ag.gov.au for assistance.