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Major parties under spotlight over failure to tackle corporate corruption

Media Release
Lee Rhiannon 22 Mar 2016

The questionable $200,000 payment by Tabcorp to the family of the Cambodian Prime Minister along with other murky Australian corporate activities underlines the need for a national corruption watchdog, Greens democracy spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said. 

“Until we have a National ICAC how can we determine where corporate corruption begins and unethical behaviour ends,” Senator Rhiannon said.

“There is a growing perception corruption thrives in the shady world of corporate political donations and tax avoidance by well-connected businesses. 

“The unwillingness of the Liberal, National and Labor parties to back the formation of a national anti-corruption body like the NSW ICAC is doing a major disservice to the Australian public and corporate activities. 

“It is time all political parties took a stand against corporate corruption,” Senator Rhiannon said. 

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