The proportion of public servants witnessing corruption, largely in the form of cronyism and nepotism, has increased significantly in the past three years, a new survey shows.
The survey, conducted by the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC), revealed that 5% of of public servants reported witnessing corrupt behaviour in 2016-2017.
That represents a significant increase from the 2.6% who witnessed corruption in 2013-14 and the 3.6% of respondents in 2014-15.
Cronyism was by far the most common form of corruption witnessed, accounting for almost two-thirds of all responses last financial year.
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