Helen Haines

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‘Naccflip’: National anti-corruption commission bill passes Senate after Greens backdown
Minor party resolves to support a crossbench amendment instead of Coalition on key appointment

Paul Karp

29, Nov, 2022 @8:22 AM

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Only time will tell if the Nacc will be the ‘big broom’ promised to sweep through our corridors of power | Katharine Murphy
While some still have faith in politics’ ability to self-correct, others hope greater disruption will bring stronger trust

Katharine Murphy

24, Nov, 2022 @8:40 AM

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Independents join backlash against federal budget cuts to regional and infrastructure programs
Helen Haines and Zoe Daniel call for freed up funds to be reinvested as Sophie Scamps criticises $75m cut from Wakehurst Parkway upgrade

Paul Karp

26, Oct, 2022 @5:20 AM

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Federal Icac: independents want safeguards to ensure body cannot be politicised
Crossbenchers push Labor to ensure parliament has a say on commissioner and funding

Sarah Martin and Paul Karp

30, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Federal Icac should be overseen by non-government MPs to ensure funding, crossbench says
Zali Steggall says parliamentary committee that will watch over commission should be ‘multi-partisan, not bipartisan’

Paul Karp

04, Aug, 2022 @9:13 AM

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Greens to seek changes to Labor’s integrity commission legislation to protect whistleblowers
David Shoebridge reveals suite of amendments including budgetary independence and lowering bar to investigations

Paul Karp

10, Jul, 2022 @2:06 AM

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Listen, engage, show you care: how Greens and independents took local politics all the way to Canberra
Voters disenchanted with the cynical politics of the main parties were ripe for conversion – they just needed someone to knock on their door and listen

Tory Shepherd

28, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Tony Burke vows to ‘fix’ parliament as crossbench demands reform
Greens and independent MPs want Dorothy Dixers banned and more input in question time after ‘farce’ of previous term

Paul Karp

24, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Helen Haines leaves door open to pursuing national integrity commission before election
Independent MP says she will not stop raising the need for an anti-corruption body, ‘even in the dying days of this parliament’

Sarah Martin

17, Feb, 2022 @8:15 AM

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Liberal John Alexander ‘would think about’ supporting independent’s federal anti-corruption bill
Outgoing MP says he reserves right to cross the floor if bill is raised again, but attorney general says it will not progress before election

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

16, Feb, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Anthony Albanese warns religious discrimination bill could ‘drive us apart’ as Labor pushes for amendments
Opposition confident it can make changes in Senate to neuter controversial statement of belief clause

Paul Karp

09, Feb, 2022 @8:10 AM

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Scott Morrison hints federal Icac could still be legislated before next election
PM’s comments come after the attorney general indicated the government would not have time to fulfil the election promise

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

07, Feb, 2022 @5:14 AM

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