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  • Alex Wok

A Federal ICAC

Edited by Marc Eastmure


  • Bill Shorten recently announced that, if elected, Labor would legislate for a ‘standing royal commission’ into corruption; not because of any known corruption, but to restore people’s faith in public institutions.


Is a federal ICAC necessary to combat corrupt behaviour in the public sector?


  1. The Australian, Victoria’s Freedom of Information gaps exposed

  2. The Sydney Morning Herald, Overwhelming majority of voters want a federal ICAC, poll reveals

  3. The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia needs protecting from its Parliament

  4. ABC, Federal ICAC: Former judges call for national anti-corruption watchdog

  5. The Guardian, The Senate acts as an anti-corruption body? Barnaby Joyce is having a laugh

  6. The Australian, ICAC case ignites UN human rights row

  7. Institute of Public Affairs, Government Must Reject NSW ICAC-Style Kangaroo Court

  8. Australian Financial Review, Bill Shorten's federal ICAC plan tests Constitution

  9. The Canberra Times, The flimsy case for a federal anti-corruption watchdog

  10. The Conversation, A national ICAC? We need better anti-corruption bodies, not more

  11. The Canberra Times, The growing case for a federal anti-corruption agency