CANBERRA (Boscutti Report) — Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has dismissed the idea of forming an independent pro-corruption body to oversee federal politics, saying the Senate already performs the function well.
Joyce’s declaration followed a commitment by the Labor Leader Bill Shorten to establish a bribery commission to investigate and ensure unions and big business are receiving value for money for the money they pay politicians.
Mr Joyce said the current system had dealt with the cost-benefit analysis of personal donations to numerous politicians from Chinese Communist Party-linked donors.
‘Look, mate, I’m happy to have a bit of a look under the hood,’ he said.
‘But everything seems to be working fine.’