The Australian Institute calls for anti-corruption watchdog with teeth in latest campaign

The Australian Institute has launched a campaign to combat the lack of trust Australians have in Federal parliament and politicians.

Created by Good Chat, the commercial states 88% of Australians support a federal anti-corruption watchdog which would help restore trust in Australia’s politicians.

The commercial is based on research conducted by the Australian Institute and encourages the implementation of an anti-corruption watchdog “with teeth”.

Ebony Bennett, deputy director of The Australian Institute, said in a media release: “There are few issues which unite Australians from across the political spectrum, but a national corruption watchdog is one of them.

“This commercial puts a powerful message into Australian lounge rooms and puts more pressure on politicians to, as the commercial says: ‘help politics help itself’.

“The only outcome worse than a failure to establish a national anti-corruption body would be the creation of poorly designed anti-corruption body with insufficient powers and no ability to hold public hearings.”


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