7 October 2019

How to make Australian politics cleaner and fairer

Political institutions need to be made more transparent and accountable, to help restore trust in government. As this submission shows, practical, low-cost reforms are available.

21 August 2019

How to strengthen the integrity of Australian politics

The ‘revolving door’ between politics and lobbying roles is a growing challenge in Australia. Effective revolving door restrictions would help to reduce the likelihood of individuals and organisations ‘buying’ influence.

30 May 2019

How to improve the conduct and regulation of lobbying

Registers of lobbyists in Australia should include all who lobby regularly, whether for a client, a peak body, union or other employer. Lobbyists on the register should declare who and what they are lobbying for.

1 February 2019

The proposed federal corruption watchdog needs more teeth

The Federal Government’s proposal to establish a Commonwealth Integrity Commission is an important and timely initiative. But as this Grattan Institute submission shows, the CIC will need more powers and resources than currently proposed if it is to be effective at weeding out corruption and serious misconduct.