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Greens call on Parliament to unite and tackle corruption

Adam Bandt 16 Jun 2020

The House of Representatives will today be forced to debate the implementation of a national integrity commission, after the Senate expressed frustration over further delays.

Following further allegations of corruption within the ALP, Leader of the Australian Greens Adam Bandt MP and Greens Democracy Spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters have today urged the Australian parliament to pass a Greens bill - which has already passed the Senate - to create a federal integrity watchdog through the House of Representatives.

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Greens to push for ICAC debate and vote when Parliament resumes

Adam Bandt 22 May 2020

Responding to today's reported deferral of legislation to enable a federal integrity commission, the Greens will push to bring on for debate and vote legislation to establish a national anti-corruption watchdog when Parliament resumes in June.

A Greens integrity commission bill has already passed the Senate with support from Labor and the crossbench and could pass the House if as few as two backbench government MPs cross the floor, as they have threatened to do. The Bill passed in September of last year.

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Bandt puts Integrity Commissioner Bill before Parliament

Adam Bandt 22 May 2012

Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt MP has given notice of a bill to establish a National Integrity Commissioner.

Mr Bandt hopes discussion in the House of Representatives on the National Integrity Commissioner Bill could start as early as next week.

"Anti-corruption bodies exist in most of the states but there is nothing at a Federal level, so action on an Integrity Commissioner is long overdue," Mr Bandt said.

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