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Basic Country Information

  • Region: East & South Asia & Pacific
  • Income Group: High
  • GNI per Capita: 55330 USD
  • Urban population : 86.2 % of total
  • Life expectancy at birth: 83 years
  • Human Development Index (HDI): 0.944

How does Australia control corruption?

Forecasted trend:
Stationary
Integrity Transparency
Country’s Score 8.26/10 12.5/20
World Rank 12/119 14/143
Regional Rank 2/23 6/23
Income group Rank 12/48 13/48
  • Region: Europe & North America
  • Income Group: High
  • GNI per Capita: 59490 USD
  • Urban population : 58.7 % of total
  • Life expectancy at birth: 81 years
  • Human Development Index (HDI): 0.922

How does Austria control corruption?

Forecasted trend:
Stationary
Integrity Transparency
Country’s Score 7.7/10 14/20
World Rank 24/119 11/143
Regional Rank 21/33 10/33
Income group Rank 24/48 10/48

Australia's Corruption Forecast

Forecasted trend:
Stationary
Australia ranks very well in the Index for Public Integrity. It has low opportunities for corruption due to low administrative burden and high constraints in the form of independent courts, e-citizens and strong freedom of the press. Its performance has been achieved through broad reforms, including good quality education, meritocracy and gradual administrative reform which has resulted in accountable and effective government. In light of Australia’s beginnings as a penal colony, its long-term, successful transformation yields many worthy lessons for developing countries. Australia should, however, be more transparent about its mining concessions and officials’ conflicts of interest and assets. Significant concern persists regarding the political influence of mining and other extractive industries, particularly in Western Australia, but a very active media monitors political corruption attentively.
See Australia's profile on the Index of Public Integrity.

Austria's Corruption Forecast

Forecasted trend:
Stationary
Austria has regressed in the Index for Public Integrity and is underperforming in transparency compared to its income and regional peers. Although in the past the country managed to control corruption in spite of low transparency, the limits of past arrangements seem to have been reached. In recent years, a new generation of politicians broke integrity norms, but they were eventually brought to account for their actions. How the judiciary decides to finally deal with the most high-profile cases of corruption will be decisive to Austria’s future political integrity. To prevent further abuse of office like that seen in recent scandals, Austria needs more fiscal transparency, access to information and transparent monitoring of assets and interests of public officials. It also needs more transparency in both traditional and emerging media.
See Austria's profile on the Index of Public Integrity.
Components 2013 2023 Trendline
Budget Transparency 8.29 9.6 0
Judicial Independence 8.5 7.29 -1
Press Freedom 8.63 8.04 0
E-Citizenship 5.92 6.91 1
Online Services 8.76 9.44 0
  positive change;   negative change;   change not statically significant.
Components 2013 2023 Trendline
Budget Transparency 7.43 7.43 0
Judicial Independence 7.29 6.59 0
Press Freedom 9.15 7.96 -1
E-Citizenship 5.81 6.53 1
Online Services 7.71 8.94 1
  positive change;   negative change;   change not statically significant.

Index of Public Integrity

The IPI score is the mean of the six components scores, which result from the standardization and normalization of original source data to range between 1 and 10 using a min-max-transformation, with higher values representing better performance.

 

IPI Score: 8.26 / 10
Components Component Score
(max=10)
World
Rank
Income Group
Rank
Regional
Rank
Opportunities for Corruption
Administrative Burden 0 /119 /48 /23
Trade Openness 0 /119 /48 /23
Administrative Transparency 6.63 4/119 4/48 4/23
Online Services 9.27 5/119 5/48 3/23
Budget Transparency 9.57 3/119 3/48 1/23
Constraints on Corruption
Judicial Independence 7.68 16/119 15/48 3/23
Freedom of the Press 7.84 23/119 19/48 3/23
E-Citizenship 8.59 18/119 18/48 2/23

IPI Score: 7.7 / 10
Components Component Score
(max=10)
World
Rank
Income Group
Rank
Regional
Rank
Opportunities for Corruption
Administrative Burden 0 /119 /48 /33
Trade Openness 0 /119 /48 /33
Administrative Transparency 7.75 3/119 3/48 3/33
Online Services 8.62 14/119 12/48 9/33
Budget Transparency 7.43 26/119 17/48 18/33
Constraints on Corruption
Judicial Independence 6.89 25/119 20/48 14/33
Freedom of the Press 7.72 25/119 20/48 18/33
E-Citizenship 7.79 34/119 29/48 27/33

Transparency in Australia

T-Index Score: 12.5 / 20   (20 = 100%)

Transparency in Austria

T-Index Score: 14 / 20   (20 = 100%)
T-Index
T-Index
The total fulfillment of items on De Jure and De Facto adds up to 100%
on the basis of which we calculate the individual performance of a country

De Facto Transparency: 6.5 / 14

De Facto Components

De facto components refer to the online availability, accessibility, and coverage of public data in selected relevant domains. These were assessed as completely existing (1 point), existing with partial information or paid access (0.5 point), or not existing (0 points).

Past expenditures (last fiscal year)
Partial
Current expenditures (budget tracker)
No
Public Procurement Portal
Partial
Land cadaster
Partial
Register of commerce
Partial
Auditor General's report
Yes
Supreme Court's hearings schedule
Partial
Supreme Court's rulings
Yes
Financial disclosures for public officials
No
Conflict of interest disclosures
No
Official Development Assistance (ODA)
Yes
Mining concessions
No
Building permits in the capital city
No
Official gazette
Yes

De Facto Transparency: 9 / 14

De Facto Components

De facto components refer to the online availability, accessibility, and coverage of public data in selected relevant domains. These were assessed as completely existing (1 point), existing with partial information or paid access (0.5 point), or not existing (0 points).

Past expenditures (last fiscal year)
Yes
Current expenditures (budget tracker)
No
Public Procurement Portal
Yes
Land cadaster
Partial
Register of commerce
Partial
Auditor General's report
Yes
Supreme Court's hearings schedule
No
Supreme Court's rulings
Yes
Financial disclosures for public officials
Partial
Conflict of interest disclosures
Partial
Official Development Assistance (ODA)
Yes
Mining concessions
Yes
Building permits in the capital city
No
Official gazette
Yes

De Jure Transparency: 6 / 6

De Jure Components

De jure components refer to the existence of formal transparency commitments in relevant selected domains. These were assessed as existing (1 point) or not (0 points).

Freedom of Information Acts (FOIA)
Yes
Open Government Partnership (OGP)
Yes
United Nations Conventions Against Corruption (UNCAC)
Yes
Financial Action Task Force Against Money Laundering (or equivalent)
Yes
Plurinational transparency agreement (EITI, OECD, WTO GPA, or CPTPP)
Yes
Beneficial Ownership
Yes

De Jure Transparency: 5 / 6

De Jure Components

De jure components refer to the existence of formal transparency commitments in relevant selected domains. These were assessed as existing (1 point) or not (0 points).

Freedom of Information Acts (FOIA)
Yes
Open Government Partnership (OGP)
No
United Nations Conventions Against Corruption (UNCAC)
Yes
Financial Action Task Force Against Money Laundering (or equivalent)
Yes
Plurinational transparency agreement (EITI, OECD, WTO GPA, or CPTPP)
Yes
Beneficial Ownership
Yes