More Morrison corruption today:
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has opened a new front in the debate over a national integrity commission, declaring Australia could become an unrecognisable “public autocracy” if such a body is given too much influence over government decision-making.
With Labor, the Greens and the “teal” independents campaigning hard on the need for a new integrity body, Morrison emphasised the risks of handing sweeping powers to unelected officials in an interview with the Herald and The Age.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet hit back at Morrison’s repeated attacks on the state’s anti-corruption commission on Tuesday, warning debate should not damage public trust in the agency.
The twisted logic is a complete waste of everybody’s time:
- A popularly elected body installs checks and balances on itself.
- This prevents such activity as corruption and pork-barreling, neither of which is in the national interest.
- In Morrison’s illogic, this results in a “public autocracy” ruling mercilessly over the popularly elected government that installed it.
The circularity is absurd. The self-interest is brazen. The corruption hiding in plain sight.
This is the same gaslighting behind which Morrison has hidden sexual assaults in parliament, repeated pandemic failure, foreign policy disaster, climate change inertia, and private rorting on a scale never before seen in Australian history and that is saying something.
Arch conservative Concetta Fierravanti-Wells had it right. Morrison is unfit to be PM: