Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says the introduction of the National Anti-Corruption Commission “delivers” on their “promises”.
“We promised broad jurisdiction and what this legislation does is, will allow for the investigation of serious or systematic corruption conduct across the Commonwealth public sector by ministers, parliamentarians, their staff, statutory office holders, employees of all government entities and government contractors,” Mr Albanese said.
“We promised that it would be independent and indeed it will be independent of government with discretion to commence inquiries into the serious or systematic corruption on its own initiative or responder referrals.
“We promised oversight … and the body will be overseen by a statutory parliamentary joint committee empowered to require the commission to provide information about its work.
“This legislation delivers on all of our commitments.”
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