Mr Turnbull: it's time for a National Integrity Commission

This petition calls on the Turnbull Government to support the establishment of a National Integrity Commission.

Labor has announced that we will introduce Legislation to establish a National Integrity Commission in the first twelve months of a Shorten Labor Government.

It will be a tough anti-corruption watchdog, with teeth. It will have all the powers of a standing Royal Commission, and will hold public hearings where it is in the public interest to do so.

It will be an independent, statutory agency. The Commissioner will be appointed for a fixed, five year term. The Commission itself will be subject to oversight by a Parliamentary Committee.

Faith in the political class in Australia is at historically low levels. Some Australians believe the political system is broken altogether. We can’t let this continue.

If distrust develops between voters and their elected representatives, our democracy is in danger.

Australians deserve to know that those they vote for, and those whose salaries they pay, are working in the public interest and not their own private interests.

Labor has decided to do something before the problem gets worse – our democracy is too important not to protect.

Mr Turnbull, meanwhile, is missing in action.

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  • signed 2018-02-02 21:41:17 +1000
    I heartily endorse this call for a national Integrity Commission that can ensure that the government of the day is working for the good of Australia and not – as is clearly happening now – working for its own party, personal, political or business interests. The Labor Party is to be commended for making a positive move to establish this.
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  • signed 2018-02-02 18:22:40 +1000
    Anne Fry
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  • signed 2018-02-01 13:25:09 +1000
    This is very welcome news and should be supported by all parties.
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