Senate debates

Tuesday, 11 February 2020


Commonwealth Integrity Commission

4:21 pm

Photo of Malarndirri McCarthyMalarndirri McCarthy (NT, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

Before asking that motion No. 424 be taken as formal, I wish to inform the chamber that Senator Waters will also sponsor the motion. At the request of Senator Watt and Senator Waters, I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

  (i) that the Morrison Government committed to implement a Commonwealth Integrity Commission (CIC) on 13 December 2018,

  (ii) that it has been 424 days since that commitment and the Morrison Government has still failed to introduce legislation to establish the body, and

  (iii) reports that the Member for Wide Bay, Mr Llew O'Brien, has called for the proposed federal anti-corruption body to be given "more strenuous, stronger" powers;

(b) calls on the Attorney-General, Mr Porter, to revise his proposed anti- corruption commission to give it the powers, independence and transparency it needs to effectively combat corruption in the federal sphere; and

(c) calls on the Federal Government to introduce legislation on the CIC as a matter of priority.


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