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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Standards Commissioner issues guidelines on government advertising for public consultation purposes

Standards Commissioner issues guidelines on government advertising for public consultation purposes

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has issued draft guidelines to regulate advertising and promotional material by the government and public entities. The guidelines are intended to ensure that ministers do not spend public funds on personal or political publicity. These guidelines do not represent new rules. They indicate how the Commissioner intends to...
Commissioner for Standards issues annual report for 2020

Commissioner for Standards issues annual report for 2020

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has issued an annual report covering his second full year of operations. He presented the final version of the report to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who laid it before the House today. The report outlines the role of the Commissioner for Standards as set out...
No breach of ethics in connection with the appointment of Malta’s ambassador to Ghana

No breach of ethics in connection with the appointment of Malta’s ambassador to Ghana

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has concluded that there was no breach of ethics in connection with the appointment of Malta’s ambassador to Ghana. The Standards Commissioner came to this conclusion after considering a complaint alleging that the ambassador should not have been appointed because he had a business relationship with another Maltese...