Tag: NACC

Anthony Albanese and Peter Dutton unload Australia’s biggest sucker punch called the NACC. David McBride and Shane Dowling discussKangaroo Court of Australia

Below is an interview I recorded with war crimes whistleblower and lawyer David McBride on Friday (2/12/22) discussing the failings of the National Anti-Corruption Commission legislation which passed parliament this week.

Source: Anthony Albanese and Peter Dutton unload Australia’s biggest sucker punch called the NACC. David McBride and Shane Dowling discussKangaroo Court of Australia

Rex Patrick: “exceptional circumstances” choke National Anti-Corruption Commission – Michael West

NACC, National Anti-Corruption Commission

Labor may rue the day it mired the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) in secrecy. Transparency warrior Rex Patrick reports on the “exceptional circumstances” provision which weakens corruption watchdog.

Source: Rex Patrick: “exceptional circumstances” choke National Anti-Corruption Commission – Michael West

PM Anthony Albanese channels Julia Gillard as he fools independent Helen Haines to support a fake National Anti-Corruption CommissionKangaroo Court of Australia

Albo isn’t all that he seems to be!

Anthony Albanese and Labor have already done a dirty deal with Liberal Leader Peter Dutton to support a National Anti-Corruption Commission where all hearings will be in private except in exceptional circumstances. One of the ways they are trying to fool the public into believing that is the norm is by arguing that is what the NSW ICAC do, and therefore acceptable, but they are cooking the books with fake statics.

Source: PM Anthony Albanese channels Julia Gillard as he fools independent Helen Haines to support a fake National Anti-Corruption CommissionKangaroo Court of Australia

SNACC or NACC? What will be made public by the new anti-corruption commission? – Michael West

Why the secrecy? Helen Haines (centre) at this week's NACC hearings.

Christian Porter’s blind trust, Barnaby Joyce’s $32,000 a day expenses as Drought Envoy, Angus Taylor’s Cayman Islands intrigue, Bridget McKenzie’s Sports Rorts, Scott Morrison’s suite of secret ministries, the Leppington Triangle Affair, tens of billions blown to smithereens in Defence spending. What will we get to see from a Federal ICAC, the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC)? Quite possibly none of that. Michael West talks with leading rortologist and former bureaucrat Jommy Tee.

Source: SNACC or NACC? What will be made public by the new anti-corruption commission? – Michael West

Peter Dutton and his dodgy $1.8 billion deal with Canstruct who had no staff, no revenue and no assets. Will the NACC investigate?Kangaroo Court of Australia

Peter Dutton and the previous federal government awarded a company called Canstruct International a total of $1.8 billion in government contracts in very suspicious circumstances given they had no staff, no assets and no revenue when they won their initial contract.

Source: Peter Dutton and his dodgy $1.8 billion deal with Canstruct who had no staff, no revenue and no assets. Will the NACC investigate?Kangaroo Court of Australia

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s fake National Anti-Corruption Commission fails whistleblowersKangaroo Court of Australia

The key points of the fake National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) are:

1) Bare minimum protection for whistleblowers.

2) They have backflipped on their election promise for public hearings which will now only happen in exceptional circumstances.

3) Massive Breach of Open justice – This is also in part designed to intimidate whistleblowers from not coming forward.

Source: Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s fake National Anti-Corruption Commission fails whistleblowersKangaroo Court of Australia

“Massive achievement” but is the NACC anti-corruption commission missing some teeth? – Michael West

A federal integrity body is finally to become a reality. While it’s a significant achievement, there are shortfalls and political hurdles. Callum Foote garners expert opinion on Australia’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) draft legislation. Whistleblower protections and secret hearings are the two big issues.

Source: “Massive achievement” but is the NACC anti-corruption commission missing some teeth? – Michael West

Old Dog Thought- We pay the liars and shoot the messengers.

Fighting Fake News with REAL 30/9/22; Looking Back Going Forward; The Best Journalists; Stop the War; NACC; Why Elect Governments; Cheaper Renewables Cost of Electricity UP; Personal Wealth down Debt UP;

Old Dog Thought- Albo welcomes the Monkey Pod Room in to discuss the NACC behind closed doors

The Rich Get, The Poor Get

Fighting Fake News with REAL 29/9/22; Facts or Rumours about Peter Dutton; NACC Angst; Keating’s reply to Hartcher’ Russian Conscripts; Fascism Celebrated; Tucker Carlson; Roger Stone,

Put niceties aside, Albo – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I was immediately taken aback when I read that the Opposition was negotiating “in good faith” with the Government for their support in introducing the National Anti Corruption Commission (NACC).

Good faith sounds more like bargaining for an exemption from the obvious. At first, I thought I was mistaken.

Source: Put niceties aside, Albo – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Labor moves quickly on anti-corruption body, but who’s watching the watchers?

Australia's corruption score plummets to shameful new low

The Morrison Government made great strides in politicizing the APS by appointing their choice as heads of departments on politics rather than merit now AG Dreyfus is confronted with the consequences of that.

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has moved quickly to set up a task force to get Labor’s federal anti-corruption body off the ground, but the staff selection process for his pilot taskforce has raised…

So, the Taskforce set to design the NACC will come from the same set of people the NACC will be tasked to investigate. With not even one person coming from outside the APS to provide a check or balance.

And forget about appealing, the AGP told Dr Holt, you can’t:

‘I note that you have requested to appeal the decisions regarding the appointments made to the NACC taskforce. As these appointments were transfers of current APS employees at their substantive levels, this is not an appealable process.’

It is probably worth noting that recruitment is not likely something attended to by the Minister, but rather by the public service. The secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department is Katherine Jones, one of three Morrison Government appointments of three key public service heads, made by Scott Morrison just under a year ago, on 22 July 2021. The appointments were not without controversy,

Source: Labor moves quickly on anti-corruption body, but who’s watching the watchers?