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.