In September, Gladys Berejiklian stood down as NSW premier as a corruption watchdog inquiry loomed. In Victoria, an ongoing branch stacking investigation has so far claimed four state ministers and forced federal MP Anthony Byrne to stand down from the intelligence and security committee.
But at a federal level, there’s currently no such watchdog.
This week new details have been revealed of factional work being conducted in offices of federal Liberal MPs Michael Sukkar and Kevin Andrews – allegations Mr Sukkar denies. With no federal watchdog, that issue was investigated by the federal Department of Finance last year.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison took the promise of a national integrity commission to the last election, and now, in the last sitting weeks of the year, his plan will be put before parliament.
Chief political correspondent David Crowe has been keeping an eye on this debate and joined Rachel Clun to discuss whether a federal corruption commission will get off the ground.
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