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1,000 Days of No Anti-Corruption Commission

02 September 2021

Almost 1,000 days have passed since the Prime Minister and the former Attorney-General stood before the Australian people and finally, grudgingly, promised them a National Anti-Corruption Commission.

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

90 SECOND STATEMENT

1,000 Days of No Anti-Corruption Commission

2 SEPTEMBER 2021

Almost 1,000 days have passed since the Prime Minister and the former Attorney-General stood before the Australian people and finally, grudgingly, promised them a National Anti-Corruption Commission.

That's 1,000 days of corruption unchecked, 1,000 days of rorts, rorts and more rorts and still no action and still no legislation from this government to establish a National Anti-Corruption Commission.

Every state and territory now has a dedicated anti-corruption body but not the Commonwealth. By contrast, the Prime Minister knows he and his ministers can get away with just about anything. Sports rorts, carpark rorts, grass gate, the member for Hume's dodgy documents, the airport land rort, and that's just since the last election.

The only minister ever forced to resign from the Morrison Government didn't even have to wait out one term before she was invited back and given a pay rise.

Nothing more graphically illustrates why Australia needs a powerful and independent anti-corruption commission, and why Mr Morrison and his colleagues will do everything in their power to stop one from being established.

If Mr Morrison won't act, Labor will. Labor will. Labor will put an end to the Morrison Government's shameful inaction by establishing a powerful, transparent and independent national anti-corruption commission.

ENDS