A federal Icac won’t safeguard democracy unless it includes gifts and lobbying


Australian politicians now seem to broadly accept the need for anti-corruption action, but it must close loopholes

  • George Rennie
  • The Guardian

Having long resisted, federal politicians now appear to broadly accept what Australian citizens have been screaming at them: that there is profound concern about the potential for bad lobbying to corrupt our democracy, and great desire for its proper policing.

Lema 3cAs a result, a plurality of the political parties appear willing to do what states and other countries did long ago, and legislate for an…

This is a good thing but unless we fundamentally rethink how modern corruption can occur such a move will be inadequate in the…

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