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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Funds allocated to the Office of the Commissioner for Standards for 2023

Funds allocated to the Office of the Commissioner for Standards for 2023

The Office of the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has taken note of the concerns that have been expressed in the media about the apparent reduction in the funds allocated to this office in the national budget for 2023 compared to the current year. However, the amount of €450,000 in this office’s budgetary allocation...
Commissioner for Standards issues report on election campaign spending by candidates

Commissioner for Standards issues report on election campaign spending by candidates

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has issued a report on campaign spending by individual candidates in general elections. The report looks at the costs candidates incur, how campaign spending is regulated, and how candidates report their expenditure. It is the outcome of a landscape review rather than an investigation, and its focus is...
OECD recommends revision of codes of ethics for ministers and MPs

OECD recommends revision of codes of ethics for ministers and MPs

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has issued a report recommending extensive changes to the codes of ethics for ministers, parliamentary secretaries and members of Parliament in Malta. The current codes of ethics take the form of schedules to the Standards in Public Life Act. The first schedule consists of a code of...