The Australian public expect and deserve no less than transparency and accountability from their Government. It is not an unreasonable expectation, yet the public are confronted regularly with examples of Government failing to deliver integrity.
A well-resourced integrity regulator is needed, with a wide enough operational scope to address the broad range of integrity issues both as they arise and in a preventative manner. The proposed CIC does not fit this bill. The investigative and operational scope, needs to be enhanced from the current proposal, and the funding model improved.