The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life

investigates breaches of ethical standards by ministers, members of Parliament and persons of trust, and contributes to the improvement of standards of behaviour in public life.

Complaints

You can complain to the Standards Commissioner about unethical behaviour by ministers, members of Parliament or persons of trust.

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Resources

Case reports and other documents issued by the Commissioner, and the codes of ethics for ministers, MPs and persons of trust.

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Standards Committee

Parliament’s Standards Committee oversees the activities of the Commissioner. It is chaired by the Speaker of the House.

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No breach of ethics in advert issued by Minister Ian Borg

No breach of ethics in advert issued by Minister Ian Borg

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has concluded that Minister Ian Borg did not commit a breach of ethics when he commissioned an advertisement to wish the public a happy Easter. The advert in question appeared in the newspaper It-Torċa on Easter Sunday, 4 April 2021. It included a photograph of Minister Ian Borg...
Standards Committee upholds Commissioner’s conclusion that the Hon. Rosianne Cutajar failed to declare income

Standards Committee upholds Commissioner’s conclusion that the Hon. Rosianne Cutajar failed to declare income

On 9 November 2021 Parliament’s Standards Committee unanimously adopted a report by the Commissioner for Standards which concluded that the Hon. Rosianne Cutajar MP had failed to declare income from the sale of a property in Mdina. In his report the Commissioner stated that the property in question had been sold for the sum of...
Court verdict leads to dismissal of ethics charges against the Hon. Karol Aquilina

Court verdict leads to dismissal of ethics charges against the Hon. Karol Aquilina

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has dismissed allegations that the Hon. Dr Karol Aquilina acted in a manner that reflected badly on Parliament by driving dangerously, ignoring police orders and driving through a red traffic light. The Standards Commissioner came to this conclusion after the Hon. Karol Aquilina was acquitted of charges in...