Matt Canavan rejects federal ICAC

The Coalition has been promising to introduce a national integrity commission (NIC) since late 2018 to investigate corruption. However, after 1,000 days, the Coalition is yet to take action.

Yesterday, Nationals Senator Matt Canavan outright rejected the establishment of a federal Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) after watching NSW’s equivalent take down Premier Gladys Berejiklian. Canavan instead claims that existing structures are adequate:

“The government has announced plans to introduce additional anti-corruption institutions at a Commonwealth level – we do have a Crime Commission currently, we do have cases that go forward on these matters,” he told the ABC.

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