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Regulations governing conduct of Australia’s federal MPs are weakest of comparable nations, study finds

Australia should implement a parliamentary code of conduct with strict, enforceable anti-corruption laws, report says

The failure to implement a parliamentary code of conduct has made Australia’s regulation of federal politicians’ conduct the weakest among comparable nations, research has found.

  • Christopher Knaus
  • The Guardian

Unlike the United Kingdom and Canada, Australia lacks any enforceable code governing the behaviour of MPs, and unlike New Zealand, it has no system to regulate the ethics of ministerial staffers.

The only formal regulation of ethics in Australia’s parliament is achieved through the…

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