Prof. A J Brown, Cathy McGowan AO, Gary Sturgess AM, and Prof. Janet Ransley
New laws for an Australian national anti-corruption commission are set to pass by December 1st, 2022. What does the final outcome hold, and how does this new anti-corruption body compare on the world stage? Among OECD countries, this reform will embed Australia's "standing royal commission' of anti-corruption investigation, nationally, for the first time. Over 15 years since Australia's first national integrity system assessment recommended such an agency (Griffith University and Transparency International Australia, 2005), the Commission's pro-integrity jurisdiction also stretches beyond the criminal focus of most national anti-corruption bodies, and includes innovative, stand-alone corruption prevention powers. Has a new standard been set for specialist anti-corruption agencies "with teeth' in advanced democracies? Join a panel of experts to understand what Australia has done.