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Anti-corruption

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

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

The Australian Government is now seeking views on exposure draft legislation to implement the Commonwealth Integrity Commission (CIC). Find out more, including how to share your views, on the Commonwealth Integrity Commission – exposure draft legislation page.

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

On 13 December 2018, the Australian Government also released a consultation paper on proposed reforms for public consultation. Find out more about the consultation process, including copies of some submissions, on the Commonwealth Integrity Commission – 2018 consultation paper page.