About this inquiry

This Bill is part of a package of bills to promote public confidence in the integrity of Parliament, the public sector and the democratic system.

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Accepting Submissions

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National Integrity (Parliamentary Standards) Bill 2019

On 5 December 2019, the Senate referred the National Integrity (Parliamentary Standards) Bill 2019 for inquiry and report by 16 April 2020.

The closing date for submissions is 7 February 2020.

The bill:

  • provides for statutory codes of conduct for the members of each house of parliament and their staff;
  • creates a statutory basis for parliamentarians’ registers of interests;
  • establishes a Parliamentary Integrity Advisor to provide independent, confidential advice and guidance to parliamentarians and their staff in relation to the applicable codes of conduct; and
  • establishes a Parliamentary Standards Commissioner to assist in the assessment, investigation and resolution of alleged breaches of the applicable codes of conduct.

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