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Commonwealth Integrity Commission


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The Australian Government is now inviting feedback on the draft legislation to implement the Commonwealth Integrity Commission (CIC). Find out more about the consultation process, 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 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.

The Australian Government invited submissions on a consultation paper outlining the proposed CIC model between 13 December 2018 and 1 February 2019.

2018 consultation paper on proposed reforms

Further information on the functions and structure of the CIC as proposed in the 2018 consultation paper is outlined in the following paper.

Consultation paper – A Commonwealth Integrity Commission – proposed reforms

Consultation or review
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.  Further information on the proposed functions and structure of the CIC is outlined in the consultation paper.


Submissions received for the Commonwealth Integrity Commission Consultation

The government sought views from the public on the proposed Commonwealth Integrity Commission (CIC) model. 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.

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