QLD councils prepare for reform

Queensland councils are preparing for a suite of reforms after the state government announced a shake-up of the sector aimed at stamping out corruption.

Experts call for action on council governance

State governments are being urged to tackle legislative inconsistencies and improved governance frameworks in the wake of Queensland’s Ipswich Council being stood down.

Australia becoming more corrupt, shows international index

Australia rates comparatively well on international corruption scales, but it is getting worse. The annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) from Transparency International rates 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people. It uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and […]

Significant corruption revealed in Australian Public Service

Two new reports have highlighted the extent of corruption in the Australian Public Service (APS). One of the says that corrupt practices may cost the economy as much as $72 billion dollars since 2012. Australia’s Public Service Commission has released a report that says that 5 percent of APS survey respondents said they had witnessed […]

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