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Budget independence for Victoria's Independent Officers of Parliament
Outlining the need for greater budgetary independence, this joint paper sets out a case to further strengthen the perceived and actual independence of the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victorian Auditor-General's Office and the Victorian Ombudsman.
Corruption risks associated with donations and lobbying
Donations and lobbying can be used to gain privileged access to decision-makers within a party, especially if it is in government, by elevating a donor's or lobbyist's proﬁle. Candidates and political parties also obtain donations through fundraising activities, requests for in-kind support, direct payments and via associated entities. Together these factors have the potential to compromise a member of parliament or councillor once elected.
IBAC insights issue 33
As the end of the year fast approaches, many will be aware, the end of my five-year term at IBAC is also very near. The September 2022 issue of IBAC Insights includes a message from our Commissioner, a statement on corruption risks in the lead up to an election, investigation updates, a podcast about working with diverse communities, and more.
Working with diverse communities
IBAC's Executive Director of Prevention and Communication, Linda Timothy, chats to the Victorian Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ Communities, Todd Fernando, about the work his Commission is doing and how we can all improve the way we work with diverse people.
IBAC's Corruption Prevention Strategy 2021-24
In 2020 IBAC undertook a review of its corruption prevention strategy to consider the latest research on best practice in contemporary corruption prevention. This work informed the development of IBAC's Corruption Prevention Strategy 2021-24.