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Liberals, Labor dodge vote on national ICAC

The Australian Greens say it's outrageous that other parties are shielding the federal parliament and public service from corruption investigations, by refusing to vote on the creation of a national version of ICAC.

"I am disgusted that Labor and the Abbott government have joined forces to stand in the way of a national ICAC and I think Australians will be too," said Greens Leader Christine Milne.

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MP entitlements farce

The Greens have called on all parties to support legislative reform following more examples of inappropriate use of travel entitlements. Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said she would introduce a bill for a National Integrity Commissioner and Independent Parliamentary Adviser as soon as Parliament is recalled.

"The next wedding charged to the taxpayer should be an iron-clad marriage between elected public office and accountability with a National Integrity Commissioner," Senator Milne said.

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Bandt puts Integrity Commissioner Bill before Parliament

Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt MP has given notice of a bill to establish a National Integrity Commissioner.

Mr Bandt hopes discussion in the House of Representatives on the National Integrity Commissioner Bill could start as early as next week.

"Anti-corruption bodies exist in most of the states but there is nothing at a Federal level, so action on an Integrity Commissioner is long overdue," Mr Bandt said.

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