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1,000 Days And Still No Anti-Corruption Commission

08 September 2021

Today marks 1,000 days since Scott Morrison promised the Australian people a national anti-corruption commission.

MARK DREYFUS
SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL
SHADOW MINISTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM
MEMBER FOR ISAACS 

1,000 DAYS AND STILL NO ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION 

Today marks 1,000 days since Scott Morrison promised the Australian people a national anti-corruption commission.

On 13 December 2018, after five years of scandal under the Liberals, Mr Morrison and his former Attorney-General Christian Porter stood before the Australian people and grudgingly, promised them a national anti-corruption commission.

1,000 days later nothing has happened. Mr Morrison has not even brought a bill before the Parliament.

All we’ve seen is an “exposure draft” which was so badly drafted, the Centre for Public Integrity said that if it ever became law it would be “the weakest watchdog in the country”.

This is a government that lives in fear of accountability and what a powerful, independent, and transparent anti-corruption commission would reveal.

If Mr Morrison won’t act, Labor will.

Labor, in government, will put an end to the Morrison Government’s shameful inaction by establishing a powerful, transparent and independent National Anti-Corruption Commission.

WEDNESDAY, 8 SEPTEMBER 2021