Amid champagne gifts and shameless rorting,one institution is fighting back
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Amid champagne gifts and shameless rorting,one institution is fighting back

The national audit office has released a series of scandalous reports that show our public bureaucracy falling apart,at a cost to us all.

  • byShane Wright

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AFP commander raided,suspended in contracts-for-mates probe

AFP commander raided,suspended in contracts-for-mates probe

The Australian Federal Police is embroiled in a conflict-of-interest controversy,amid revelations that a high-ranking official is under investigation for improperly awarding a contract.

  • byNick McKenzie
Robo-debt wasn’t fair or legal. Because of a loophole we’ll never know if it was also corrupt
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Robo-debt wasn’t fair or legal. Because of a loophole we’ll never know if it was also corrupt

Australians have been left with the troubling conclusion that the national anti-corruption body doesn’t believe in the importance of its role in a case like this.

  • byWaleed Aly
Anti-corruption body decided against robo-debt probe. Now it is being investigated

Anti-corruption body decided against robo-debt probe. Now it is being investigated

Last week,the anti-corruption commission said it would not launch an inquiry into robo-debt. That decision is now the subject of an investigation by the NACC’s inspector.

  • byPaul Sakkal
AFP officer’s home raided in anti-corruption investigation

AFP officer’s home raided in anti-corruption investigation

A high-ranking federal police officer has been suspended after internal affairs officers searched his Canberra home this week in response to allegations of conflicts of interest.

  • byNick McKenzie
AFP referred Lehrmann interview leak to corruption watchdog

AFP referred Lehrmann interview leak to corruption watchdog

Sources say the AFP referred the leak of sensitive legal material that surfaced in a TV interview with Lehrmann to the anti-corruption commission to determine whether its own officers were involved.

  • byAngus Thompson
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Former ATO employee sentenced to five years in prison for accepting bribes

Former ATO employee sentenced to five years in prison for accepting bribes

The Tax Office worker is the first person to be prosecuted after a National Anti-Corruption Commission investigation.

  • byOlivia Ireland
Incomplete Google search blamed for vetting ‘fail’ on corruption watchdog

Incomplete Google search blamed for vetting ‘fail’ on corruption watchdog

The Coalition has described the government’s unsuccessful push to install a judge with Labor links to the new anti-corruption commission as an attempt to “stack” the non-political body.

  • byPaul Sakkal
‘Reputation at risk’:Albanese government’s corruption watchdog pick pulled over party links

‘Reputation at risk’:Albanese government’s corruption watchdog pick pulled over party links

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus wanted to install a legal figure with Labor links to the second-highest position in the new anti-corruption commission before the committee vetting the appointment baulked.

  • byPaul Sakkal
New federal corruption watchdog focuses on complaints to chase in 2024

New federal corruption watchdog focuses on complaints to chase in 2024

Almost 90 per cent of reports to the National Anti-Corruption Commission are dismissed as irrelevant – but have recent whistleblower prosecutions deterred those who know about serious wrongdoing?

  • byOlivia Ireland
Government quietly changes secretary payout requirements ahead of Pezzullo findings
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Government quietly changes secretary payout requirements ahead of Pezzullo findings

A new ruling signed off by the Remuneration Tribunal on Friday appears to revoke the lucrative compensation obligations owed to department secretaries if they are found to breach their code of conduct duties.

  • byLisa Visentin