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As the government stands firm against calls to raise Newstart, key MPs call for a federal integrity commission. All the day’s events, live 11.52pm BST The push for a proper federal integrity commission from the crossbench is getting serious – the group are speaking today, to discuss what they believe is necessary to bring trust back into the federal political system.From their alert:Crossbench MPs have joined with eminent retired Judges and corruption fighters to call for the Government to legislate for a National Integrity Commission – but one that has real teeth.Who: 11.49pm BST Michaelia Cash, fresh from releasing stats on Newstart recipients who hadn’t met their mutual obligations, just randomly and at a completely coincidentally time to when the push is on to raise the payment, was asked about assault claims raised by Liberal staffers in Eyrk Bagshaw’s story:
These are serious allegations and, I would say to the parties concerned that they should be referred to the appropriate authorities,” she said.No, and our record in particular in regards to participation and employment shows that.What did we get out of the Royal Commission? It starts at the top. That is what I am on about. If we want to bring transformative, conclusive change into the Liberal Party, which we clearly need to do, then it starts with the prime minister. And saying to women, “go to the police” is simply another way of shutting people up, so it’s not good enough. And to my view, the Liberal Party has got a cultural issue and it needs to address it.”Ms Greiner said the Liberal Party organisation was less female-friendly than during the 1980s and “had not kept pace” with broader society.“Young men in particular, with very little experience of the real world, they are on the up, and they will knock over anyone who gets in their way,” Ms Greiner said in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-07-30 22:54:43

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