Colleen Lewis, member of Accountability Round Table, has penned an article for the Canberra Times calling for a similar level of scrutiny of the public sector as applies to the banks through the Banking Royal Commission.

Find the original article here.

Banking fallout shows desperate need for anti-corruption body

Colleen Lewis

For far too long the federal governments failed to act on allegations of serious misconduct and corruption in the banking, superannuation and financial sectors.

As a result, it has placed itself in a politically damaging situation. It is having to make excuses for why it did not act much sooner to establish a royal commission, while at the same time pretending that delaying the inevitable did not constitute a severe error of judgment. Surely, it is not going to repeat the same mistake in terms of the public sector.