The Coalition’s Julian Lazer is trying to further sabotage the federal ICAC.
After years of resisting an effective anti-corruption commission, the Coalition is now trying to sabotage Labour’s ICAC body.
The government’s proposed federal anti-corruption body will be blocked from deciding whether to vote on legal matters, in another attempt by the federal coalition to weaken the body, opposition spokesman Julian Leiser said. An extreme proposal requires public hearings.
Lasers want to stop the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) from deciding whether exceptional circumstances warrant public hearings, instead requiring a judge to decide.
Regarding public hearings, the “extraordinary circumstances” requirement is already stricter than NSW’s Independent Commission Against Corruption rules, but not as strict as the politician-friendly one applied to Victoria’s independent broad-based anti-corruption commission. From principles.