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Morrison's Three Long Years Of Broken Promises On Corruption

13 December 2021

Today marks the third anniversary of Scott Morrison’s 2019 election promise to establish a national anti-corruption commission. Three years later, nothing has happened. To this day, Mr Morrison has still not even brought a bill before the Parliament.

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

 
MORRISON'S THREE LONG YEARS OF BROKEN PROMISES ON CORRUPTION

Today marks the third anniversary of Scott Morrison’s 2019 election promise to establish a national anti-corruption commission.
 
On 13 December 2018, Mr Morrison and his former Attorney-General Christian Porter stood before the Australian people and promised ‘a robust, resourced, real system that will protect the integrity of Commonwealth and public administration’.
 
Today, three years later, nothing has happened. To this day, Mr Morrison has still not even brought a bill before the Parliament.
 
Instead, all we’ve seen is scandal after scandal go unchecked, endless excuses and a weak, pathetic, desultory ‘exposure draft’ which was so bad, 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.
 
It’s now clear that if Australians want a national anti-corruption commission they have to change the government.
 
Mr Morrison won’t act. Labor will.
 
In government Labor will establish a powerful, transparent and independent National Anti-Corruption Commission.  

MONDAY, 13 DECEMBER 2021