UnionsACT is the peak council representing 24 unions and over 33,000 working people, their families and communities. One hundred thousand more have their conditions of employment shaped by the work of our affiliates. More than 15,000 Canberrans support the work we do through our community campaigning. We have a long and proud history of independently and fearlessly advocating on behalf of union members, and our mission is to improve working standards and living standards for all working people.
As the leading voice for working people in the ACT, UnionsACT is pleased to make this submission to the Select Committee into the establishment of an independent integrity commission.
UnionsACT has consulted closely with affiliates, and we support the detailed submission made by the Community and Public Sector Union (PSU).
Need for transparency
UnionsACT supports in principle the establishment of an Integrity Commission, with a focus on identifying and exposing serious corruption amongst elected officials, public servants and political party officials.