Perceptions of corruption and ethical conduct
IBAC and ANU findings of a national study of the perceptions of the prevalence of corruption in Australia. While it was a national poll, a larger sample was collected for Victoria, with 500 out of the 2,020 surveys conducted in Victoria.
Findings from the Victorian data show that:
- 43.5% of those surveyed thought that the level of corruption in Australia had increased
- 45.6% would not know where to report corrupt activity if they suspected or observed it
- perceptions that corruption is increasing can do harm to our international standing, and to community confidence
- countering corruption is a significant challenge for government, and the best approaches are education, prevention, and as a last resort, criminalisation.