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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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...
Commissioner for Standards in Public Life issues annual report for 2021

Commissioner for Standards in Public Life issues annual report for 2021

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has issued his annual report for 2021. The report outlines the role of the Commissioner as set out by the Standards in Public Life Act and the procedures he follows when considering complaints against members of Parliament and persons of trust. The report states that the Standards Commissioner...