Coalition flees federal ICAC as calls reach fever pitch

The establishment of a federal anti-corruption commission is emerging as a key electoral issue. Throughout the election campaign, calls for a strong and fit-for-purpose anti-corruption body have featured prominently. Currently, there is no such body at the federal level equipped to root out government-based corruption and reprimand officials who commit corrupt acts. The Labor Party, … Read more

Federal government faces pressure over $18 million charity fund

At Senate estimates hearings in April, the federal government was questioned about its $18 million grant to the Australian Future Leaders Foundation, a charity that appears to have no staff, office or website. It was revealed in the Federal Government Budget Document No. 2 that the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) are allocating $18 million … Read more