On 8 February 2017 the Senate established the Select Committee on a National Integrity Commission.
Further information regarding this Select Committee can be found at http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/National_Integrity_Commission/IntegrityCommissionSen
At the dissolution of the Senate and the House of Representatives on 9 May 2016 for a general election on 2 July 2016, the parliamentary committees of the 44th Parliament ceased to exist. Therefore inquiries that were not completed have lapsed and submissions cannot be received. However, information about the inquiries is still available on this website.
On 24 February 2016, the Senate resolved to establish the Select Committee relating to the establishment of a National Integrity Commission. The committee is to inquire into the adequacy of the Australian Government’s legislative, institutional and policy framework in addressing corruption and misconduct and whether a national integrity commission should be established.
The closing date for submissions is 20 April 2016. The committee is required to report to the Senate on or before 22 September 2016.
Submitters should note that the committee is not in a position to consider or examine individual cases or personal disputes. The inquiry terms of reference require the committee to consider the adequacy of the current integrity arrangements and to ascertain whether a national integrity commission should be established.
Please note that all documents sent to the inquiry become committee documents on receipt, and are only made public following a decision of the committee. The committee may decide not to accept or not to publish material not relevant to the inquiry's terms of reference or which reflects adversely on others. If you have any questions about your submission please contact the committee secretariat.