TOO MANY EXCUSES AND NOT ENOUGH INTEGRITY

MARK DREYFUS QC MP.
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TOO MANY EXCUSES AND NOT ENOUGH INTEGRITY
MARK DREYFUS QC MP
Attorney-General Christian Porter has today found yet another excuse to delay action on a National Integrity Commission despite warnings "of huge corruption risks”.
 
It has now been almost two-and-a-half years since the Morrison Government claims to have started work on its weak, ineffective and opaque Commonwealth “Integrity” Commission.
 
It’s almost 18 months since the Prime Minister and Attorney-General promised to have draft legislation ready before the end of 2019.
 
Now, the Attorney-General is using the COVID-19 pandemic as yet another excuse to delay acting on integrity.
 
The ever-growing list of scandals surrounding the Morrison Government shows why Australia needs a powerful and independent National Integrity Commission – and why Mr Morrison and his colleagues continue to show such little interest in establishing one.
 
Unlike the Morrison Government, Labor is committed to the establishment of a powerful, transparent and independent national integrity commission.
 
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