The Integrity Commission Act 2009, established the Integrity Commission which commenced operations 1 October 2010. The Integrity Commission’s primary role is to raise the standard of conduct, ethics and propriety in the public sector through prevention, education and advice.
This applies to Parliament, and State and local governments.
The establishment of the Integrity Commission was an outcome of a report by the Joint Select Committee on Ethical Conduct, tabled in Parliament in July 2009.
The Integrity Commission Act builds on current protection and integrity mechanisms to augment existing processes of scrutiny and accountability of members of Parliament, ministerial staff, statutory office-holders, government business enterprises, police, local government officers and elected members.