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 by Dr Joseph Muscat over gift of holiday in Italy

No breach of ethics by Dr Joseph Muscat over gift of holiday in Italy

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has concluded that Dr Joseph Muscat did not commit a breach of ethics when he travelled to Italy with his family on a holiday funded by a third party in August 2020. At that time Dr Muscat was still a member of Parliament. The Standards Commissioner arrived at...
Standards Commissioner launches project to improve integrity and transparency

Standards Commissioner launches project to improve integrity and transparency

On 15 September 2021 the Commissioner for Standards launched a project entitled “Improving the Integrity and Transparency Framework in Malta”. This project will be funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Structural Reform Support (DG Reform) and will engage the expertise of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a respected international body...
Standards Commissioner issues definitive guidelines on government advertising

Standards Commissioner issues definitive guidelines on government advertising

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has issued guidelines to regulate the use of advertising and promotional material by the government and public entities. These guidelines do not represent new rules. They indicate how the Commissioner will apply the existing code of ethics for ministers in cases that involve publicly-funded advertisements or promotional material....