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You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases CCC welcomes initial results from the special Global Corruption Barometer survey (2018) - 20 August 2018
You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases CCC welcomes initial results from the special Global Corruption Barometer survey (2018) - 20 August 2018

CCC welcomes initial results from the special Global Corruption Barometer survey (2018) - 20 August 2018

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) welcomes the first release of data from the special Global Corruption Barometer survey (2018) released today by Griffith University and Transparency International Australia.

The CCC provided funding to increase the number of Queenslanders who participated in the survey.

The survey results show declining trust and confidence in all levels of government.

“Our ability to do our job well is greatly enhanced by data. The survey provides us with valuable information about community trust in government and perceptions of the extent and nature of corruption in Queensland and nationally,” CCC Chairperson Alan MacSporran QC said.

“Declining trust and confidence in government is concerning. The community has the right to expect that all levels of government, and the public servants working in government agencies, will act with integrity and do the right thing. The CCC will take action when anyone fails to meet that standard.”

The CCC’s large body of work in the local government sector has identified legislative, governance and cultural deficiencies that have undermined the performance of some local governments.

The release of the report Culture and corruption risks in local government: Lessons learned from an investigation into Ipswich City Council (Operation Windage) last week highlighted how governance failures and cultural issues created significant corruption risks.

The CCC will continue to work with State and local governments to build capacity to prevent and deal with corruption.

“Corruption prevention is one of the CCC’s most important functions. Last year, the CCC released a new corruption prevention strategy that has the support of State Government Directors’-General. Moving forward, we will continue to collaborate with senior executives in the public sector to build a shared and ongoing commitment to integrity in Queensland,” Mr MacSporran said.

The survey indicates that two-thirds (67.4%) of Australians support the creation of a federal anti-corruption body (61.8% of Queenslanders).

“It is not surprising that Australians support the establishment of a new, national anti-corruption agency. Bringing the federal sphere into line with the states is an important step forward,” Mr MacSporran said.

The CCC looks forward to the release of more data from the 2018 Global Corruption Barometer (Australia) survey and ongoing collaboration with Griffith University and Transparency International Australia.

ENDS

About the 2018 – Global Corruption Barometer (Australia)

The Global Corruption Barometer (Australia) was conducted nationally by telephone among 2,218 respondents aged 18 years and over (1,001 Queensland participants). Survey fieldwork was conducted over the period of 21 May 2018 to 27 June 2018.

The survey forms part of the Australian Research Council project Strengthening Australia’s national integrity system: priorities for reform which is being led by Griffith University and Transparency International Australia who are conducting Australia’s second National Integrity System Assessment. The CCC is a partner in the National Integrity System project.

The release of the Corruption Barometer results coincide with Australia’s Public Integrity Institutions: Strengths, Weaknesses, Gaps symposium being held in Canberra on Tuesday 21 August 2018.

For More information:

Griffith University media release - https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/news/2018/08/20/griffith-research-shows-trust-in-government-slides/

Transparency International Australia media release - http://transparency.org.au/media-release-gcb-survey-2018/

Last updated: 20 August 2018
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