Senate debates

Tuesday, 29 November 2022


National Anti-Corruption Commission Bill 2022, National Anti-Corruption Commission (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2022; In Committee

6:05 pm

Photo of Jacqui LambieJacqui Lambie (Tasmania, Jacqui Lambie Network) Share this | Hansard source

The Attorney-General has said that he won't use his powers to stop the prosecutions of whistleblowers like Richard Boyle and David McBride unless there are—what do you know?—exceptional circumstances. The Attorney-General has defined 'exceptional circumstances' as meaning almost never. So, that's what this bill is proposing, isn't it—that public hearings will be almost never?


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