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Australia: Federal ICAC legislation to be introduced in Parliament this week

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Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell says the legislation introducing a federal anti-corruption watchdog will be moved in Parliament this Wednesday.

Mr Clennell said Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is to return from his trip to Japan for Shinzo Abe's funeral in time to see it moved.

“The new federal ICAC will not be as tough as the controversial NSW body. It will investigate politicians and it will investigate serious and systemic corrupt conduct, but not issues like pork-barreling as some who have advocated for the body have suggested,” Mr Clennell said.

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“It will have public hearings, but only if there is a public interest in doing so according to the legislation, is my understanding, so a softer test than the NSW body. It will also not seek to usurp existing bodies which examine wrongdoing.”

True to Coalition form, Julian Leeser looks to further sabotage federal ICAC .
Having resisted an effective anti-corruption commission for years, the Coalition is now looking to sabotage Labor's ICAC body.Leeser wants a ban on the national anti-corruption commission (NACC) from deciding if exceptional circumstances warrant public hearings, instead requiring a judge to make a determination.

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