Aussie federal MPs let free to be corrupt

The Centre for Public Integrity has compared Australia’s regulation of federal MPs with that of the UK, Canada and New Zealand, and has found it to be considerably weaker.

The Centre contends this is due to the failure of Australia to adopt a parliamentary code of conduct for federal MPs. It wants Australia to implement a parliamentary code of conduct with strict, enforceable anti-corruption laws.

The Centre notes that teachers, nurses and teachers are subject to codes of conduct, so there is no reason why federal MPs should not be:

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