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90 Second Statement - Labor’s National Anti-Corruption Commission

04 August 2021

This is a government that lives in terror of what a powerful, independent, and transparent anti-corruption commission would reveal to the Australian people.

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

 

90 SECOND STATEMENT

Labor’s National Anti-Corruption Commission

 4 AUGUST 2021

It is now 965 days since Australians were promised a national anti-corruption commission by the Prime Minister and his former Attorney-General and it is still nowhere in sight. 

And that’s because this Prime Minister is terrified of what an independent inquiry, conducted by a powerful and transparent anti-corruption commission, would reveal about what he and his government have been up to.

They are terrified of an independent inquiry into their unlawful diversion of over $100 million into the Sports Rorts fiasco. 

They are terrified of an independent inquiry into their Car Park Rorts.

They are terrified of an independent inquiry into the payment of $30 million to a Liberal Party donor for airport land worth a tenth of that.

This is a government that lurches from scandal to scandal and survives on secrecy and cover-up. 

This is a government that lives in fear of accountability.  

This is a government that lives in terror of what a powerful, independent, and transparent anti-corruption commission would reveal to the Australian people.

Unlike the Morrison Government, unlike this Prime Minister, we in Labor know that corruption in government is a serious issue that must be addressed and that is why, unlike the Morrison Government, Labor will make it a priority to establish a powerful, transparent and independent National Anti-Corruption Commission. 

ENDS