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Scott Morrison's 1200 Days Of Broken Promises On Corruption

27 March 2022

In the 1200 days since Mr Morrison promised a National Anti-Corruption Commission, Mr Morrison’s Government has voted 31 times to block the establishment of a National Anti-Corruption Commission or prevent one from even being debated. 

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

SCOTT MORRISON'S 1200 DAYS OF BROKEN PROMISES ON CORRUPTION  
 

Today marks 1200 days since 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’. 

1200 days later Mr Morrison has still not even brought a bill before the Parliament. 

Instead, in the 1200 days since making that promise Mr Morrison’s Government has voted 31 times to block the establishment of a National Anti-Corruption Commission or prevent one from even being debated.  

Meanwhile, scandal after scandal goes unchecked and all we see are endless excuses and a weak, pathetic, desultory ‘exposure draft’ which was so bad, the Centre for Public Integrity denounced it as 'a sham designed to cover up corruption' and '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 is now clear that Australians will only get a national anti-corruption commission if they elect an Albanese Labor government. 

Mr Morrison won’t act. Labor will.  

In government Labor will establish a powerful, transparent and independent National Anti-Corruption Commission. 

SUNDAY, 27 MARCH 2022