4.2 - National Integrity Framework
This commitment will strengthen Australia’s ability to prevent, detect and respond to corruption in the public sector. We plan to do so by collaborating with the corporate sector, non-government organisations, academia and the public, including by holding the first Government Business Roundtable on Anti-Corruption in 2017.
We will also review the jurisdiction and capabilities of our key anti-corruption bodies, the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP)-led Fraud and Anti-Corruption Centre (FACC), with the development of each National Action Plan to ensure they can focus on protecting Commonwealth agencies from risks of corruption.
This commitment will advance the OGP value of public accountability by improving the effectiveness of our legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks and by protecting the integrity and transparency of the execution of public policy and management.
Parliamentary Joint Committee on ACLEI’s report (milestone 1)
The Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) is continuing consultations with affected agencies to develop a government response to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on ACLEI's report into ACLEI's jurisdiction.
Government Business Roundtable on Anti-Corruption (milestones 2 and 3)
The Government Business Anti-Corruption Roundtable was held on 31 March 2017 (milestone 2).
Next steps are to respond to recommendations for reform from the Roundtable (milestone 3), including as part of the consultations on a proposed deferred prosecution agreement scheme and foreign bribery law reforms (the subject of Open Government commitment 1.4: Combating Corporate Crime).
The Government is currently considering the proposed law reforms, which incorporate views expressed at the Roundtable and via the public consultation processes.
As the reforms are complex and would impact on business and a number of Australian Government agencies, the Government is reviewing them thoroughly and consulting with relevant stakeholders.
Review the jurisdiction and capabilities of ACLEI and FACC (milestone 4)
We plan to commence the review of the jurisdiction and capabilities of ACLEI and FACC as part of Australia’s next Open Government National Action Plan in early 2018.
Government: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity, Australian Federal Police, Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Non-Government: industry, peak bodies (including Law Council of Australia), non-government organisations (including Australian Open Government Partnership Network) and international partners
Steps to implementation
|Implementation Step||Implementation Period||Status|
Respond to the recommendation of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on ACLEI’s report into the jurisdiction of ACLEI.
Hold the first Government Business Roundtable on Anti-Corruption to improve cooperation and consultation on anti-corruption work, and identify areas for reform.
Respond to recommendations for reform and improvement arising from the Roundtable.
|Jul 2017-Aug 2017||Delayed|
Review the jurisdiction and capabilities of ACLEI and FACC in consultation with the public in the context of developing Australia’s next Open Government National Action Plan 2018-20.
|Early 2018-Mid 2018||Not yet commenced|
Status updates for commitments are provided approximately every two months. With each update, agencies are encouraged to provide further and better particulars of the commitment and its steps to implementation, which may result in changes to timelines outlined in Australia’s first Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18.