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Greens support union call for federal anti-corruption body - time for PM to step up

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Lee Rhiannon 20 Jan 2016

Commenting on the ACTU's call for an independent commission to fight corruption and expose dodgy politicians, businesspeople and even sporting codes, Greens spokesperson for democracy Senator Lee Rhiannon said:

"The ACTU's call for an independent commission to unearth dodgy politicians, businesspeople and sporting codes is an important endorsement for a federal style ICAC.

"This puts the heat on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to demonstrate his commitment to fighting corruption.

"Corporations and political parties should be subject to the same level of scrutiny that unions have just come under.

"Prime Minister Turnbull has an opportunity to clean up politics and cork the steady flow of dodgy dealings across the board.

"A national ICAC style organisation should be set up before the next election. It would help build public trust and confidence and expose and stop corruption eroding our democracy.

"An Australian Greens bill for a National ICAC is already before the Senate."

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