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.