In an interview broadcast on the ABC 7.30 program on 28 Jan 2015, Tony Fitzgerald, former head of the Commission of Inquiry into corruption in Queensland politics which set new benchmarks for anti corruption measures in Australia, has strongly criticized the erosion of these standards, from the period of premiership of National Party leader Rob Borbidge onward.

A video of Tony Fitzgerald’s interview, and a copy of the transcript can be found at  http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2015/s4170096.htm. The transcript is also reproduced below. The Fitzgerald Principles referred to in the interview can be found here: The Fitzgerald Governance Principles.

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ABC News  – Tony Fitzgerald sounds alarm on government standards, warns of corruption and abuse of power in coming years