« Back to Publications

Call for public to have their say on lifting integrity in government

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, AJ Brown, is leading a new research project to help fight Australia’s slide down the global Corruption Perceptions Index. A collaboration between Griffith University’s Centre for Governance and Public Policy and Transparency International Australia, the project is calling for public involvement in assessing Australia’s existing government integrity system.

‘Australia’s further fall on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index should stimulate all governments and informed citizens to get behind solutions to the nation’s ‘integrity crisis’, according to one of the nation’s leading experts, Griffith University’s Professor A J Brown.

‘“With federal leaders finally seriously debating what kind of national anti-corruption agency might help strengthen public accountability, it is time for Australians to get involved in helping identify the options for what should be done,” Professor Brown said.

‘Professor Brown is leading the Australian Research Council funded project, ‘Strengthening Australia’s National Integrity System’, supported by Transparency International Australia and accountability agencies from around Australia.

‘The project today opens a call for public and expert participation in the assessment, which will take place over the next six months. Any interested or experienced person can register to get involved here.

‘Since 2012, Australia has slid from a score of 85 (8th position worldwide) to a new low of 77 (13th position) in the latest Corruption Perceptions Index results, released globally today.’

The TJRyan Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy, currency or completeness of any information or material available on this website. The TJRyan Foundation reserves the right to change information or material on this website at any time without notice. Links from this site to external, non-TJRyan Foundation websites should not be construed as implying any relationship with and/or endorsement of the external site or its content by the TJR Foundation, nor any commercial relationship with the owners of any external site. Should any TJRyan research project be funded by an individual or organisation the source of funding will be stated beside the research report. In all other cases contributions are provided on a pro bono basis.
Receive the latest news

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Get notified about new articles

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.