Tag: Integrity

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

If integrity doesn’t matter, nothing does – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I used to think climate change was our most urgent problem. Now I think it is integrity – in government particularly.

If you don’t think integrity is important, then it’s easy to lie.

It’s easy to use your position to dole out rewards to supporters who will keep you in power.

It’s easy to transfer public money to mates.

It’s easy to cover up what you are doing.

It’s easy to attack and undermine those who would hold you to account.

It’s easy to claim credit for things you didn’t do and point blame at others for things you should have done.

It’s easy to gloss over corruption.

In trying to suggest that Anthony Albanese is too weak to lead, Scott Morrison said being in government isn’t easy.

I dunno. I think it’s been pretty easy for him.

Source: If integrity doesn’t matter, nothing does – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Julia Banks: Voters are losing faith in political integrity. They’re partly right

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Time for integrity

Once, when I was a government MP under Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership, I was watching him in a TV interview. At the end, the host held a ‘fun pop quiz’ requiring ‘one-word answers only’. What’s the most important quality in a Prime Minister?: Without hesitation came the then-prime minister’s answer. Integrity. I believe him.

The aspiring prime minister Anthony Albanese has said of himself, “what you see is what you get”, and I will treat you with ‘respect and integrity’. And he also says he will implement an Integrity Commission. I believe him.

Aside from MPs on the cross bench and in other parties, I have lost count of the number of current and former Liberals MPs and members – many of whom I know personally – who, in addition to the ones who have ‘gone public’, say that Morrison can’t be trusted, is only interested in power not people, and has no integrity. I believe them.

Source: Julia Banks: Voters are losing faith in political integrity. They’re partly right

Josh Frydenberg forced to alter federal election campaign posters after scout complaint – ABC News

 

Source: Josh Frydenberg forced to alter federal election campaign posters after scout complaint – ABC News

AEC alarmed at ‘dangerous’ voter fraud claims spreading before Australian election | Australian election 2022 | The Guardian

The Australian Electoral Commission and Facebook have voiced alarm at a bubbling campaign from minor party candidates raising baseless claims about election fraud or ballots being altered, warning of “dangerous” voter integrity misinformation being imported from the United States.

Source: AEC alarmed at ‘dangerous’ voter fraud claims spreading before Australian election | Australian election 2022 | The Guardian

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

Fighting Fake News with REAL 17/4/22; Scott Morrison, LNP Memes; Fear of ICAC, Gotcha, Briget Archer, Integrity Commission, Julia Banks,

Old Dog Thought- We saw Murdoch Media/Trump/GOP v Biden the replay down under is MSM /Morrison/LNP v Albo. The tactics the same

Fighting Fake News with REAL 16/4/22; “Intense focus” on Albo; Memes; Rachelle Miller’s NDA rescinded; National Security; Integrity; Tassie Timber;

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

Integrity means far more than just not engaging in criminal conduct – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Integrity means the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. That sets the bar far higher than just not engaging in criminal conduct. How many of our politicians would pass a genuine integrity test?

Source: Integrity means far more than just not engaging in criminal conduct – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Integrity bill not priority for parliament: Cash

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With so many LNP ministers demoted for corrupt financial rorts, lies and morally scandalous misbehaviors not just to be now recalled but even promoted this second time around proves the electorate’s demand for an Integrity commission is an essential. Yet, the Morrison government, supposed servant of the electorate, has intentionally avoided establishing what was promised 3years before and he claims he’s not a liar.

What all this suggests is that this has all been just a “Trial Run” for an even bigger Scam, set of lies, and flow of corrupt money this time around because they feel they have got away with it. What’s worse today’s LNP politicians are laughing in the face of the electorates belief in Democracy and they’re behaving as if the electorate works for them and a tsunami money will keep them in power. How Trump  are they?

Federal cabinet has not signed off on a much-criticised integrity commission proposal that Attorney-General Michaelia Cash indicates is unlikely to be introduced to parliament this year.

Source: Integrity bill not priority for parliament: Cash

French President Emmanuel Macron tells Scott Morrison trust is broken

Macron Knows Morrison for his Trust and Integrity

French President Emmanuel Macron has told Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison he has broken the trust between their two countries and it is up to Canberra to repair relations, the Elysee Palace says. In the call on Thursday, which came before the UN COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow, Mr Macron also urged Mr Morrison to commit to halting coal mining and the use of coal for power production.

Source: French President Emmanuel Macron tells Scott Morrison trust is broken

Michael Pascoe: Morrison’s ‘net zero’ is that trust and integrity thing again

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Morrison Shoed the French What Trust and Integrity Means

You can only trust the whole of a building, institution or government by the integrity of its parts. Thus the whole weeks-long circus of Australia, Glasgow and “net zero” collapses. A political promise – and it’s no more than that – of net zero by 2050 can’t have integrity if it relies in its structure on carbon capture and storage, explicitly supporting fossil fuels, and potentially very rortable payments to farmers for burying carbon. And then it gets worse.

Source: Michael Pascoe: Morrison’s ‘net zero’ is that trust and integrity thing again

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

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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

Integrity, transparency, honesty – and ethics – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I will update my regular sign off! What do we want? ICAC!! How do we want it! With real teeth! When do we want it? NOW!!

Integrity, transparency, honesty – and ethics – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Super reforms are good policy. The Coalition’s integrity is at stake if it rejects them | Ian Yates | Opinion | The Guardian

The notion that super tax breaks are some kind of reward for Liberal party supporters’ votes and donations is macabre and disturbing

Source: Super reforms are good policy. The Coalition’s integrity is at stake if it rejects them | Ian Yates | Opinion | The Guardian