Tag: Commissioner for Standards in Public Life

Standards Commissioner’s investigation into Mizzi’s MTA consultancy concluded

Commissioner for Standards in Public Life George Hyzler has concluded his investigation into the appointment of disgraced former minister Konrad Mizzi as a consultant with the Malta Tourism Authority, carried out at the request of Alternattiva Demokratika chairperson Carmel Cacopardo.

PM’s aide breached ethics by publishing IDs of government critics

Former journalist Josef Caruana, appointed as a person of trust within the Office of the Prime Minister, was found to have breached ethics when he published the names and ID numbers of academics who signed a petition calling for the resignation or removal of his employer, former PM Joseph Muscat.

11 investigations conducted by Standards Commissioner in 2019

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has issued his first annual report, in which he explains that out of the 29 complaints he received in a year, he conducted 11 investigations.

Commissioner for Standards throws out Bedingfield’s complaint against Azzopardi

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life George Hyzler threw out Labour MP Glenn Bedingfield's complaint against Nationalist MP Jason Azzopardi based on his claim that Azzopardi used his parliamentary privilege to attack a judge.

Ministers no longer to use public funds for personal social media

The investigation came after Lovin Malta CEO and co-founder Chris Peregin wrote to the Standards Commissioner saying that ministers were curating their personal Facebook pages using public funds.

Cassola asks Standards Commissioner to investigate Gozo direct order

Former Alternattiva Demokratika chairman and independent candidate has written to the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life George Hyzler requesting an investigation into the direct order given by the Gozo Ministry to Downtown hotel where elderly residents have been transferred.

“Potential breach of ethics by Chris Cardona” – Hyzler

Hyzler concluded that the allegations of Chetcuti and Cardona are not convincing

Watch: ‘Giving MPs government jobs does not mean buying their silence’...

Commissioner for Standards in Public Life George Hyzler had described the practice of giving government jobs or consultancy contracts to MPs as "fundamentally wrong" as he called for the practice to end and instead paying them an adequate salary.

Muscat ‘breached ethics’; escapes action following resignation

Former PM Joseph Muscat was found to have breached the code of ethics of ministers but has escaped facing “further action” against him since he resigned from his position, the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has concluded.