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

Relevant laws, case reports by the Commissioner, and the codes of ethics for ministers, members of Parliament 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 intent to deceive the public in statement denying increase in ministers’ salaries

No intent to deceive the public in statement denying increase in ministers’ salaries

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has concluded that a government press statement of 17 August 2019 was incorrect to claim that ministers’ salaries are exactly the same as they were in 2013. However, this was due to inattention rather than a deliberate attempt to deceive, and in any case it was corrected immediately....
Public officials who deal with private firms can be prevented from accepting jobs with those firms

Public officials who deal with private firms can be prevented from accepting jobs with those firms

The Public Administration Act (chapter 595 of the laws of Malta) includes a code of ethics for public employees. This code states among other things that public employees who deal with private firms as part of their official duties can be prevented from accepting jobs with those firms after resigning from public employment. According to...
Standards Commissioner reaffirms that ministers should not issue partisan statements through DOI

Standards Commissioner reaffirms that ministers should not issue partisan statements through DOI

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has issued a report on a complaint by Dr Andrew Borg Cardona alleging that a press statement issued by the Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government through the Department of Information (DOI) constituted inappropriate use of public resources because it was political in nature. The ministerial statement...