Federal anti-corruption bill unlikely to pass this year

Despite promising to implement a federal anti-corruption commission last election, the Morrison Government looks set to delay plans to table legislation in the Senate until next year amid Senate concerns that the model lacks teeth:

First floated in 2018 by then attorney-general Christian Porter, the Coalition has come under sustained criticism since for failing to establish its long-promised Commonwealth Integrity Commission.

The model proposed by the government was labelled as a toothless watchdog operating under a veil of secrecy, and was unlikely to get through the Senate…

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