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Yesterday

Dreyfus to consult courts on complaints body

The ball is rolling on a federal judicial commission to handle complaints about the courts.

  • Michael Pelly

‘Sit-and-steer job’ for integrity committee head

Senator Linda White is new to parliament, but she is the only Labor member of the parliamentary committee reviewing the NACC bill who is a lawyer.

  • Michael Pelly

This Month

‘Watch out’: corruption commission to intercept WhatsApp, Signal

Australia’s new anti-corruption commission will have powers to intercept encrypted messaging apps including Signal and WhatsApp.

  • Tom McIlroy

September

Plenty of possible flaws to be tested in integrity commission

Quite a lot still has to be scrutinised in the proposed National Anti-Corruption Commission, and there are also questions about how it will change the politics of scandals.

  • Laura Tingle

Will the media ‘drop’ survive anti-corruption commission?

The breadth of the definition of corruption could challenge many political “dark arts” practices, including giving journalists the “drop” on stories.

  • Tom Burton
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Labor open to tweaks on anti-corruption legislation

Recommendations from a parliamentary committee could see the legal threshold for public hearings by the new national anti-corruption commission lowered.

  • Tom McIlroy

Dutton backs Labor’s integrity commission, could sideline crossbench

The Opposition Leader has backed the National Anti-Corruption Commission as proposed, giving the government the option of ignoring the Greens and independents.

  • Phillip Coorey

The two problems with Labor’s integrity commission

Leaving the commissioner to work it when to hold a public hearing leave lots of room for people to mount legal challenges. Finding the right commissioner will also be crucial.

  • Michael Pelly

National corruption body mimics flawed Vic model, experts warn

Legal and integrity experts criticised the government’s proposed National Anti-Corruption Commission for having too high a threshold for public hearings.

  • Phillip Coorey

Federal watchdog must root out genuine corruption

Australia needs a national independent anti-corruption body. But its remit should be confined to genuinely corrupt conduct and should not cover matters of integrity that are essentially political.

  • The AFR View

Anti-corruption commission to cast a wide net: Dreyfus

The Attorney-General says that the new government body will cover anyone who seeks to influence a public official or politician - but there’s a loophole for pork barreling.

  • Phillip Coorey

Wallaby-turned-senator David Pocock on playing hard from the outset

The independent ACT politician has only been in the job for a few months but he’s already making moves that are making waves.

  • Julie Hare

Libs could cut deal with Labor on integrity commission

Minor parties and independents in both houses of parliament could be excluded from shaping Labor’s proposed national integrity commission.

  • Phillip Coorey

Government ministers deny code breach over investments

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus will seek advice after being accused of a conflict of interest.

  • Andrew Tillett

National Anti-Corruption Commission could be operating by mid-2023

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus is scheduled to unveil Labor’s model to Caucus on Tuesday and plans to introduce the bill to parliament on Wednesday.

  • Michael Pelly
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August

To stop pork-barrelling, confiscate the pork

Handing power to public servants won’t fix the problem of politically targeted grants. Governments should do less and spend less.

  • John Roskam

Ministers on corruption notice over pork barrelling

A NSW ICAC review of the “allocation of public funds” has implications for other states and the proposed new federal integrity regime.

  • Tom Burton

Australia expected to avoid recession: Comyn

Commonwealth Bank of Australia boss Matt Comyn said that he expects a “soft landing” for the Australian economy; Chinese ambassador Xiao Qian says US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit “infringes upon China’s sovereignty”. How the day unfolded.

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  • Georgie Moore and Campbell Kwan

Dominic Perrottet’s icare scandal proves slow to fix

More than 326,000 NSW businesses face a 26 per cent rise in workers’ compensation insurance premiums over the next six years as a result of poor claims management.

  • Adele Ferguson

July

Labor’s double-talk on integrity

The contrast between the new government’s motherhood statements on a national anti-corruption body and its actions on union thuggery and industry super transparency is stark and hypocritical.

  • Amanda Stoker