Senate debates

Tuesday, 11 February 2020


Commonwealth Integrity Commission

4:22 pm

Photo of Jonathon DuniamJonathon Duniam (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries) Share this | Hansard source

The government is committed to introducing a Commonwealth integrity commission that has the powers and resources it needs to be effective, and will soon release an exposure draft of legislation to establish the CIC for public consultation. The Labor Party, by their own admission, have said that reform of this magnitude is complex and would require extensive consultation, saying that the development of the legislation should take 12 months after the election. But, unlike Labor's seven basic design principles for an integrity commission, the government's design is comprehensive. We have also committed nearly double the amount of funding that Labor were prepared to commit to the CIC. The government has taken the time to get this right.


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