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Corruption has a corrosive impact on society.

It undermines democracy and the rule of law, as well as distorting market forces and paving the way for organised crime and terrorism.

Australia has a strong record of global, regional and domestic action to prevent and expose corrupt activity.

Australia is consistently ranked as one of the least corrupt nations in the world in the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index.

This department is playing an active role in combating corruption through developing domestic policy on anti-corruption and engagement in a range of international anti-corruption forums.

These include the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group, APEC Anti-Corruption and Transparency Working Group and the United Nations Convention against Corruption Working Groups.

Consultations on a Commonwealth Integrity Commission

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

The Government is seeking views on the CIC model outlined in a consultation paper also released on 13 December 2018, which is available on the Attorney-General's website.

Submissions to this consultation should be emailed to anticorruption@ag.gov.au and must be received by 5:00pm AEST on 1 February 2019.