Tag: ICAC

Anti-corruption commissioner Robert Redlich wants pork barrelling declared corrupt

Robert Redlich is far less sanguine about integrity in politics after five years as IBAC Commissioner.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Age, Robert Redlich, QC, said in the lead-up to the November state election that scrutinising “how the government of the day is expending the public purse” was the most important role of a commission like his.

Source: Anti-corruption commissioner Robert Redlich wants pork barrelling declared corrupt

Barnaby sounds worried – » The Australian Independent Media Network

For years, he has been doling out money hand over fist, often to people with connections to the Liberal or National parties, for water rights or dubious dams.

There was the Politics in the Pub night in Shepparton where Joyce promised irrigators more water from the Murray-Darling.

“We have taken water, put it back into agriculture, so we could look after you and make sure we don’t have the greenies running the show.”

He dismissed a Four Corners program about water theft as “them trying to take more water off you, trying to create a calamity.”

Never mind about fish kills and dried up rivers and towns with no drinking water.

Then there was ‘Watergate’ where Barnaby paid $80 million to a company with connections to Angus Taylor for worthless overland water flows.

Urannah dam is a whole other can of worms with hundreds of millions being funnelled to a company run by people with links to the LNP for a project facing serious questions about its economic benefit.

Likewise the Dungowan dam proposed for Barnaby’s own electorate, where he said he has “no real interest” in seeing the business case because “we’re not asking for a return”.

In March, Joyce promised $5.4 billion to build the Hells Gate dam on the Burdekin River despite there being no business case and no assessment of the environmental impacts yet.

Barnaby’s baby, the Inland Rail, also deserves scrutiny.

Source: Barnaby sounds worried – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Old Dog Thought- It only took a decade for the LNP to have us slide down the International corruption and Democracy ladders to our lowest point

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Federal anti-corruption body to have scope to investigate ‘what they see fit’, Anthony Albanese says

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When the anti-corruption body gets up and running, I envisage there will be a few politicians quaking in their shoes with the worry of will ‘I’ be next or indeed first cab of the rank. This is good news for every Australian opposed to the corruption we have seen in the former Morrison government.

The prime minister has indicated the car park and sports rorts affairs could be investigated by the national anti-corruption commission his government has promised to establish.

Source: Federal anti-corruption body to have scope to investigate ‘what they see fit’, Anthony Albanese says

Murdoch columnists misrepresent the arguments and fight against a federal ICAC – Michael West

QED, Federal ICAC

Without a strong anti-corruption commission, Australians cannot trust that the government of the day is spending the nation’s money in our best interests. So why are News Corp columnists so opposed, asks jurist Stephen Charles. The Murdoch press has shown itself to be no friend of the fight against corruption in politics. The Australian columnists Gerard Henderson and Janet Albrechtsen have led the charge against a federal integrity body. Albrechtsen’s May 11 column supporting Scott Morrison’s disdain for these bodies ignores the real concerns of the public as well as most experts in the field. Before the 2019 election, this government promised to establish such a body.

Source: Murdoch columnists misrepresent the arguments and fight against a federal ICAC – Michael West

Election 2022: Labor integrity commission’s retrospective powers to stretch to 15 years

Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus said there was no time limit on what Labor’s proposed integrity commission could investigate.

Labor expects its proposed national integrity commission will examine alleged misconduct from as far back as 15 years, with both former and current politicians eligible to be investigated under a broad definition of corruption.

Unlike the Coalition, Labor has promised to create an integrity body with retrospective powers, meaning it could examine decisions taken before the commission came into being.

Source: Election 2022: Labor integrity commission’s retrospective powers to stretch to 15 years

Federal ICAC: Prime Minister Morrison warns integrity commission risks Australia becoming a ‘public autocracy’

Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Melbourne on Tuesday.

The LNP and the IPA said much the same of the ABC. That scrutiny of the Government by any “public investigative service” would result in an “autocracy and so they proceeded to dismantle and or prevent their existense. Much the same can be said of any independent statutory body as far as the Morrison Liberals Morrison are concerned. This government is already an autocracy with a number of bills not passed and their intransigent Nope Nope Nope “we don’t negotiate” attitudes.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has opened a new front in the debate over a national integrity commission, declaring Australia could become an unrecognizable “public autocracy” if such a body is given too much influence over government decision-making.

Source: Federal ICAC: Prime Minister Morrison warns integrity commission risks Australia becoming a ‘public autocracy’

Icac commissioner calls critics ‘buffoons’ after Scott Morrison labels it a kangaroo court | Independent Commission Against Corruption | The Guardian

Prime minister Scott Morrison

Morrison Revealed as a “Buffoon”

Critics who labelled the New South Wales anti-corruption watchdog as a “kangaroo court” – a phrase used by the prime minister in his criticisms of the agency – were “buffoons” who were launching unfounded attacks, a parliamentary committee has heard. Independent Commission Against Corruption (Icac) commissioner Stephen Rushton told a parliamentary review that references to the body as a “kangaroo court” weren’t just misleading but were also untrue. People who made those comments were “buffoons”, he told the review into the annual reports of the Icac and the Inspector of the Icac. Rushton said the Icac had been in place for more than 30 years, exposing corruption and maintaining trust in public administration.

Source: Icac commissioner calls critics ‘buffoons’ after Scott Morrison labels it a kangaroo court | Independent Commission Against Corruption | The Guardian

The Prime Minister’s failure to establish a federal ICAC looks like a broken promise – ABC News

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During a campaign stop last week in Launceston, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was challenged on his record of delivering promises made during the 2019 election campaign.Asked if his failure to establish a federal anti-corruption body amounted to a broken promise, Mr Morrison responded: “Well, no. It’s not.””I have honoured my proposal,” he said, arguing the issue lay not with the government but with a lack of “bipartisan support” from Labor.”We put forward our proposal in detailed legislation and it has not been supported by the Labor Party,” he added.But the evidence suggests that Mr Morrison did break his promise.

Source: The Prime Minister’s failure to establish a federal ICAC looks like a broken promise – ABC News

Old Dog Thought- The Public Response Albo won. The Media’s Response Albo was a little better BUT

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Why Morrison is dodging an Integrity Commission – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Morrison simply doesn’t trust the LNP so he wants to CONTROL IT

There is a very simple reason why Prime Minister Scott Morrison broke his pre-2019 election promise to introduce into parliament legislation to establish a Commonwealth integrity commission. It wasn’t that it was attacked as being too weak by the Labor Party, independents, retired judges and some of his own backbenchers. It was because if he had brought the legislation into Parliament he would have lost control of it. He knew he could not trust all of his backbenchers to support the government’s line, and that a few of them – enough of them – would have voted with Labor and the independents to transform his proposed ineffective integrity commission into one with teeth, one that could investigate the misdeeds of politicians such as himself, and hold public hearings that could damage them politically.

Source: Why Morrison is dodging an Integrity Commission – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Informed Comment- ICAC, Morrison’s avoidance

Why is Morrison dodging an ICAC because he doesn’t want the exposure? ICAC is a principle to keep the bastards honest.

Weekend Wrap Easter Election: Insiders calls out Morrison’s bigot strategy, Morrison dodges ICAC, a new health minister & disinformation warfare

Old Dog Thought- Liberals across Australia and particularly in the Morrison State of NSW are abandoning the Liberal Party like never before.

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‘Scared’ Morrison dumped corruption commission: ICAC counsel

Scott Morrison has struggled to account for his decision to break a promise to create a new federal anti-corruption watchdog.

In the eyes of the world Australia has slid on the Corruption Index. In the eyes of Morrison ICAC spells FEAR

Scott Morrison appears to be fearful of the prospect of a federal integrity commission conducting investigations, the former barrister for NSW’s anti-corruption agency says. The Prime Minister pledged to voters before the last election to establish a Commonwealth integrity commission during the most recent Parliament, but never did.

Source: ‘Scared’ Morrison dumped corruption commission: ICAC counsel

Integrity Bites: Attack of The Independents – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Conclusion: You Are What You Do The current government has a tenuous relationship with integrity. Morrison could not lie straight in bed, as his remarks on the campaign trail referenced above suggest. As Senator Wells said ‘the fish stinks from the head’. The refusal to introduce a federal corruption watchdog, along with the terrible arguments against it, speaks volumes about the Morrison Government. This cabal of (allegedly) corrupt corporate criminals must be removed and a powerful, retrospective, non-partisan watchdog introduced.

Source: Integrity Bites: Attack of The Independents – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Scott Morrison effectively ditches his promise to establish a federal anti-corruption commission | Australian election 2022 | The Guardian

Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Bye Bye ICAC Bye Bye

Scott Morrison has effectively abandoned his promise to establish a federal anti-corruption watchdog, confirming he would only proceed with legislation in the new parliament if Labor agreed to pass the Coalition’s heavily criticised proposal without amendments.

Source: Scott Morrison effectively ditches his promise to establish a federal anti-corruption commission | Australian election 2022 | The Guardian

Questions raised over millions in federal budget funding for charity with no office or staff – ABC News

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Australian Future Leaders Program is set to receive $18m over five years and an extra $4m a year after that The Prime Minister’s department says the organisation has no office or staff it knows of However, the department insists it had followed due diligence in awarding the funding

Source: Questions raised over millions in federal budget funding for charity with no office or staff – ABC News

Perceptions of corruption are growing in Australia, and it’s costing the economy

Superannuation Theft $1bn

Wage Theft

Rorts

Taxpayer Funds for Political Advertising

$80M purchase of Water rights worth nothing

The Australian government has decided not to establish a federal anti-corruption watchdog this parliamentary term, despite a promise in December 2018 to deliver an integrity commission with teeth, resources and proper processes that will protect the integrity of Australia’s Commonwealth public administration In the three years since that promise was made, Australia has slipped further down the international corruption league tables. On the respected Corruption Perceptions Index compiled by Transparency International, it is now in 18th position, down from 13th in 2018.

Source: Perceptions of corruption are growing in Australia, and it’s costing the economy

Back to first principles: a blueprint to revive Australian democracy – Michael West Media

QED, Federal ICAC

Parliament is in recess and another year has gone without the Morrison government honouring its promise to establish a federal ICAC. It is clearly reluctant to do so at all, while rorts and scandals continue to erode trust in our politicians. The system is broken, and it will take much more than an integrity and corruption commission to fix it. Kim Wingerei reports. A wise person once said: the problem is rarely the problem, it’s failure to deal with the problem that becomes the problem. The problems run deep in Federal Parliament, but they can be addressed.

Source: Back to first principles: a blueprint to revive Australian democracy – Michael West Media

Morrison woos Gladys to attack ICAC – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Above all, Morrison’s backing of Gladys helps normalise corruption as a way of government and the price of doing business. Whilst it’s a dog-whistle to the “freedoms” mob demonstrating against being vaccinated and imported lies and conspiracies about a deep state, it is also an act of desperation born out a Machiavellian realpolitik that tells him his government needs to win at least one other seat in NSW. “Politics is governed by the iron laws of arithmetic” his mentor Howard drily opined in an absurd reduction that helps our democracy drown in cynicism and distrust. In reality as Tony Fitzgerald argues, we need every politician to acknowledge that “membership of a political party doesn’t excuse them from their personal obligations to act honourably, and political parties to understand that voters will only vote for politicians who make and keep promises to act ethically.”

Source: Morrison woos Gladys to attack ICAC – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Michael Pascoe: Attacking ICAC is all about Morrison, not Gladys

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Funny thing about the federal government’s orchestrated multiple “Gladys for Warringah” media moments: They weren’t really about a former Liberal premier perhaps running for a former Liberal prime minister’s seat. They were about lessening the damage Scott Morrison is suffering from telling lies and running what is arguably the most corrupt Commonwealth government in our 120 years of federation.

Source: Michael Pascoe: Attacking ICAC is all about Morrison, not Gladys

Liberals want Berejiklian to run for Warringah, despite ICAC investigation

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How dare LNP Politicians be questioned for “integrity” by any body other than the LNP itself. Royal Commissions are there to investigate the ALP and their Left-Wing comrades because unlike Morrison, Frydenberg, Dutton, Tudge, or Berejiklian Liberals “never” lie. They have attested to that publicly.

Scott Morrison’s attacks on NSW’s ICAC and endorsement of embattled former premier Gladys Berejiklian to join federal politics have intensified, with the Prime Minister saying she would be a “great” candidate, despite an ongoing corruption investigation.Senior Liberals are escalating their public calls for Ms Berejiklian to switch from NSW politics to Canberra – despite a cloud hanging over her knowledge of corruption by ex-boyfriend Daryl Maguire – in the face of a huge community campaign from Warringah incumbent Zali Steggall.And even as the federal government stalls its plans for a Commonwealth integrity body, Mr Morrison has again attacked the NSW anti-corruption watchdog, hinting that an adverse finding against Ms Berejiklian wouldn’t scupper any bid for high office.“I think she would be great. The way that Gladys Berejiklian has been treated has been shameful,” PM Morrison said on Monday.gladys berejiklian icacMs Berejiklian gives evidence to ICAC in October.“I don’t call that justice.”

Source: Liberals want Berejiklian to run for Warringah, despite ICAC investigation

‘Stunned’: Government reveals no plans for federal ICAC but blames Labor

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Morrison’s usual escape hatch is to blame someone else. He admits he doesn’t run the country and that the first rule of the Morrison government is ” I dont hold any hose” the ALP does. So why not just call an election and retire hurt?  The tradesman in the hi-viz vest and hard hat who keeps blaming his  tools applied for the wrong job in which there’s an opposition. “ScaMo it’s called a Democracy and you do more than have your picture taken”.

The Coalition government has no plans to introduce a long-promised federal integrity commission and has blamed the delay on a lack of support from the Opposition – despite making no changes to a proposed model blasted by experts as the weakest in the country.

Source: ‘Stunned’: Government reveals no plans for federal ICAC but blames Labor

Old Dog Thought- Three Monkeys See Hear and Speak nothing. Gladys,Guy, and Scott or Guy, Scott, and Gladys, maybe that’s Scott, Gladys and Guy. Three senseless Monkeys all share the LNP virus.

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Coalition derails Federal ICAC on technicality

The Morrison Government recently managed to scuttle debate of Helen Haines’ proposed bill for forming a Federal ICAC, by way of a technicality, writes Ross Jones. THE PROSPECT of a Federal Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) terrifies Scott Morrison. What skeletons might tumble out is anyone’s guess. On Thursday afternoon in Parliament, the prime minister was reduced to a cartoon-spitting monster at the very thought of such a thing. But that little outburst came near the end of a long and trying day at the coalface of democracy.

Source: Coalition derails Federal ICAC on technicality

Old Dog Thought- Jackpot: Trump sliced and diced voters and showed the power of money, media & ratings. MSM invested 4 years in a guaranteed ad return on the election. Money counts.

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EXCLUSIVE: ICAC gun club a failure prior to grant

The 1,000-person convention centre at a Wagga Wagga gun club at the heart of corruption investigations is a major white elephant and not one of the “potential conference events” spruiked to get its $5.5 million grant have eventuated.

Source: EXCLUSIVE: ICAC gun club a failure prior to grant

Do the crime – do the time – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The reason Dominic Perrottet became Premier of New South Wales is Gladys Berejiklian chose to join the select group of Liberal Party New South Wales Premiers that resigned before undergoing the scrutiny of a New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption public hearing. Of course, Berejiklian had her supporters, they are the ones that were questioning why ICAC was investigating her, rather than the correct question – why did she resign as a Member of Parliament prior to ICAC passing judgement on her actions? The answer to the ‘correct’ question will come out in due course and we’re not even going to hazard a guess what the final outcome is

Source: Do the crime – do the time – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Berejiklian, Morrison and Joyce mugged by reality. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Nationals agree Net Zero

“Money makes the world go around?” As Gladys Berejiklian fronts the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption, ICAC – only to be told to stop her pre-rehearsed pleas of innocence and virtue and just answer the question, taped phone calls reveal former love- buddy, Daryl Maguire, had a virtual key to the public treasure chest, along with a key to her home as part of her swinging “Love-circle” – as she fondly dubs her retinue of friends with benefits. It’s going very badly for gold standard Gladys and mentor Scott Morrison. Especially Morrison, who’s betrayed by protégé Mathias Cormann whom the PM worked maniacally to make his OECD mole. Then the world mocks his absurd energy “Plan”. Morrison also loses his pin-up girl to what sounds unmistakably like corruption on taped calls, allegedly between the ex-premier and her former paramour. Worse, it’s an ill-timed reminder of the government’s promise of a federal ICAC, impotent, unworkable and now three years’ old. The PM doesn’t want any type of ICAC at all, least of all one with teeth, Rachel Withers notes because most of his government’s ministers would be hauled in to answer to it. Like a squid squirting ink,the Coalition quickly exudes a noxious miasma of lies to discredit the state integrity body and to cloud our view of its own transgressions.

Source: Berejiklian, Morrison and Joyce mugged by reality. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Gladys Berejiklian’s Icac performance has horrified federal Liberals – but only for exposing ‘normal’ political practice | Hugh Riminton | The Guardian

Gladys Berejiklian

The Morrison government is trailing a dismal chain of scandals. But no one seems to get called to account. Ministers refuse to be interviewed by the AFP. Even a debate about referring Porter to the privileges committee over the secret sources of his legal funding is voted down by the government numbers. No wonder cynics stalk the land.

Source: Gladys Berejiklian’s Icac performance has horrified federal Liberals – but only for exposing ‘normal’ political practice | Hugh Riminton | The Guardian

Old Dog Thought- Extreme religious believers, generally respect the seperation of powers and don’t seek public office due to inevitable contradictions with democracy. History has shown us what can result, the Inqisition, Saudi Arabia etc. So why now do we witness the rise of the zealots?

Julian Assange, Wikileaks

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NSW corruption: Gladys Berejiklian is just the beginning

Berejiklian certainly knew Maguire had been corrupt since he surrendered to the truth in July 2018, but she said nothing, presumably hoping he’d swing by himself while she carried on saving the state from an onslaught arguably caused by her own government’s negligence when it comes to limo drivers and at-risk aircrew. But now, NSW ICAC wants her back for another session. On 1 October 2021, NSW ICAC announced a further inquiry in Operation Keppel would commence on 18 October 2021. Berejiklian resigned on 2 October. Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro resigned only a few days later. He says for personal reasons. Gladys will be replaced by the Minister for iCare which has put thousands of injured NSW workers through hell for its own profit. The next session of the NSW ICAC on 18 October will no doubt shed more light on the sorry, corrupt state of NSW. It is not done yet.

Source: NSW corruption: Gladys Berejiklian is just the beginning

The Premier’s Progress: From bags of cash to a concept of integrity

Michael Pascoe

Like Trump Morrison is head down and trying to kill his Party. Trump got hold if the GOP Morrison has merely ensured the rise if Independents, as was the case in Warringah to, rid ourselves of the likes of him and return us politicians who are there to provide a sense of service and not  just a 4 year media photoshoot and spin

Right now we are witnessing a high-speed evolution of political integrity in Australia. In fairly short order we’ve gone from a Premier grabbing bags of cash and selling knighthoods, to a Premier resigning over what might be a matter of diving into the pork barrel to do a mate a favor. The journey from Sir Robert Askin to Gladys Berejiklian represents a tide in the affairs of politics that is gaining momentum. For the moment, the flood is crashing up against a resolute wall shielding the Morrison government’s lack of integrity and its unprecedented exploitation of public money for the benefit of the Liberal and National parties – but that wall can’t last. The disparity between what is expected of New South Wales politicians and what federal politicians flaunt is one of the three core issues driving the rise of the independents’ movement towards the next election.

Source: The Premier’s Progress: From bags of cash to a concept of integrity

Glad All Over – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Cue the sound of one invisible hand clapping – doing nothing undoes everything. The Covid Crusader’s government presides over the baffling mystery of who gave permission to the Ruby Princess to dock in Sydney 19 March 2020 and to let all 2650 passengers disembark. It’s an enigma. At least the ruling elite’s cult de jour, our Hillsong prosperity gospellers, are allowed to come ashore and bring their covid infections with them. No-one is brought to account. What we do is have an inquiry. Normalising corruption is something the Morrison government has turned into an art form, the embossed wallpaper of modern politics. Instead of penalties, Ministers get promotions. Witness sports rorts’ Bridget McKenzie. Back with not one but five portfolios. In the end, Gladys makes a bad exit. Whilst she may appear to enjoy a type of celebrity, this is not to be confused with legitimacy. Indeed, her authority is undermined by the corporate media’s wilful myth-making, in which she is taken captive, made into a type of mascot or trophy wife for appeasing business demands for as little regulation as possible.

Source: Glad All Over – » The Australian Independent Media Network

When I Say We Are Going Round In Circles, Do I Need A Flat Earther For Balance? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Gladys Berejiklian shows she knows Morrison will push her under a bus.

Well, I could be wrong, but I suspect that any day now there’ll be media articles about what a mistake it would be to have a Federal Integrity Commission when ICAC is responsible for such a great Premier as Gladys having to stand down when she’s done nothing more than have loyalty to her partner and if we’d had a similar one at federal level then who knows how many of the great performers like Stuart Robert or Richard Colbeck would have lost their portfolios over some minor issue like forgetting where they left it.

Source: When I Say We Are Going Round In Circles, Do I Need A Flat Earther For Balance? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Old Dog Thought- Gladys’s tearless political posture was calculated. There will be more to come. ICAC after all is a non-partisan “inquiry not a trial”.

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Gladys Berejiklian backed some huge projects, but two Wagga Wagga grants are in ICAC’s sights – ABC News

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian resigns

Berejiklian spat the dummy and resigned from “Everything” when she didn’t have to. This isn’t the toughest issue she’d faced and didn’t step down.

Later this month, the watchdog will probe whether Ms Berejiklian was in a position of conflict when grants were awarded to the Australian Clay Target Association and Riverina Conservatorium of Music between 2016 and 2018. Both groups are based in the seat of Wagga Wagga, which Ms Berejiklian’s former lover, Daryl Maguire, held at the time.

Source: Gladys Berejiklian backed some huge projects, but two Wagga Wagga grants are in ICAC’s sights – ABC News

Old Dog Thought- ICAC = Idependance and Tranparency. The LNP hate ICAC. The ALP would do what Morrison promised but hasn’t after 1030 days. The LNP hate the ABC too and have shredded it.

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What does it take? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The list of current LNP members whose conduct in the office that they represent has been overshadowed by underhanded dealings is through the roof. Insult to injury is that they all manage to resurface as the government merry-go-round of ‘how quickly we forget’ spins on its merry way.

Source: What does it take? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Killing competition and a Federal ICAC, courtesy of the Coalition

When politics is neither a duty or a service and reduced to simply a game of 4 years to set up winning at all costs then there is only 1 party to vote for ant that’s the opposition.

The Morrison Government is about to pull one of its best-ever scams. All of the Coalition’s many tricks take Australians to the cleaners, but this quiet little rort is aimed squarely at Australian democracy.

Source: Killing competition and a Federal ICAC, courtesy of the Coalition

Old Dog Thought-from twitter- two outbreaks which is more dangerous . The Delta variant attacks the lungs and the Murdoch variant attacks the brain.

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Q.E.D: The case for a federal ICAC – Michael West Media

Trust in government has never been so low. This crisis in public confidence is driven by the widespread perception that politics is corrupt and politicians and government have failed to be accountable. The sports rorts and the travel expenses rorts are just two major scandals that have again led to calls for a federal independent integrity commission. Below are a number of stories highlighting political misconduct over the past several years. Few have been investigated, even fewer properly investigated. None have been prosecuted. QED – Quod Erat Demonstrandum – “so it has been demonstrated”. This compilation of allegations is, in itself, hard proof that Australia needs a federal corruption commission to hold government to account! We’ll keep adding to the list. If you have something, to add, please get in touch.

Source: Q.E.D: The case for a federal ICAC – Michael West Media

Car park program shows Australia must adopt Commonwealth Integrity Commission ASAP: governance experts

The Croydon railway station in Melbourne is one of the car parks promised to be upgraded as part of the government’s program.

Governance experts fear Australia is sliding down the “slippery slope” of corruption, calling on the federal government to overhaul its planned integrity commission in the wake of an auditor-general report into a program funnelling hundreds of millions of dollars into Coalition-held seats.

Source: Car park program shows Australia must adopt Commonwealth Integrity Commission ASAP: governance experts