Open Government Partnership – Australia

4.2 - National Integrity Framework

Overall status:
On-track

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.

Current status

Parliamentary Joint Committee on ACLEI’s report (milestone 1)

  • 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 first Government Business Anti-Corruption Roundtable was held on 31 March 2017 (milestone 2); and

  • Next steps are to respond to recommendations for reform from the Roundtable (milestone 3), including as part of the consultations on proposed DPA and foreign bribery reforms (the subject of commitment 1.4).

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 second OGP National Action Plan in early 2018.

Contact

Attorney-General's Department

Website: Attorney-General's Department

Email: anticorruption@ag.gov.au

Other stakeholders

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 Status

Respond to the recommendation of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on ACLEI’s report into the jurisdiction of ACLEI. (Commenced - Early 2017)

Delayed

Hold the first Government Business Roundtable on Anti-Corruption to improve cooperation and consultation on anti-corruption work, and identify areas for reform. (By Jul 2017)

Completed

Respond to recommendations for reform and improvement arising from the Roundtable. (Jul - Aug 2017)

On-track

Review the jurisdiction and capabilities of ACLEI and FACC in consultation with the public in the context of developing Australia’s second National Action Plan. (Early 2018 - Mid 2018)

Not yet commenced
Last updated: 24/07/2017

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