committee recommends that the Commonwealth government prioritises strengthening
the national integrity framework in order to make it more coherent, comprehensible
committee recommends that the Commonwealth government gives careful
consideration to establishing a Commonwealth agency with broad scope and
jurisdiction to address integrity and corruption matters.
committee encourages the Senate to review the question of a national integrity
commission following the release of the Open Government Partnership review and
the Griffith University and Transparency International Australia et al
research, with a view to making a conclusive recommendation based on the
evidence available at that time.
committee recommends that the Parliament considers making available to the
Parliamentary Joint Committees on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement
Integrity and Law Enforcement, as needed, a Parliamentary Counsel or Advisor to
assist them in their important roles.
committee recommends that, if a national integrity agency is established, the Parliament
appoints a Parliamentary Integrity Commissioner to provide advice on matters of
ethics to senators and members.
committee recommends that the Senate and the House of Representatives
diligently use their Privileges Committees where it is alleged that a senator
or member has acted improperly and contrary to parliamentary privilege.
committee recommends the Commonwealth government considers implementing
measures to strengthen the application of the Statement of Ministerial
Standards, including measures to improve the identification, investigation
and punishment of breaches.
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