Experts, and not those with deep pockets or connections, should be charged with making the decisions that affect us all.
Our experts rated the Coalition’s model as either very unsatisfactory or a fail. Most agreed Labor’s proposed model is much better, but said a lot more detail is needed.
Tackling corruption could help alleviate the scale of crises and its impact on vulnerable people, says international construction management and economics expert Professor George Ofori.
While public hearings may encourage some witnesses to approach an anti-corruption commission, others may be deterred, write Gabrielle Appleby and Grant Hoole.
A national anti-corruption body is needed to help keep politicians and public servants accountable, George Williams writes.
Companies and unions do not donate funds out of a sense of altruism. They do so based on a hard-nosed calculation that giving money to politicians produces results, writes George Williams.
When ordinary Indonesians see the “big boys” engaging in corrupt behaviour and getting away with it, they are less likely to be good tax paying citizens themselves, write Chris Evans, Arifin Rosid and Binh Tran-Nam.
In the wake of the High Court's ruling we should extend ICAC's powers, but any new authority should be limited to cases where there are serious or systemic allegations, writes Gabrielle Appleby.
The High Court says ICAC had no power to investigate Crown prosecutor Margaret Cunneen, an important decision that is likely to have a bearing on other ICAC investigations, writes Gabrielle Appleby.
The Baird government's expert panel on political donations has made it clear laws in place for the NSW March election campaign leave open the possibility for corruption, writes George Williams.