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‘It needs more work’: Liberal MPs call for tougher federal integrity commission

Cecilia Hammond says proposed anti-corruption watchdog should hold public hearings if certain threshold met

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A growing number of Liberal MPs are pushing for the government to toughen up its proposed federal integrity commission, amid criticism from the crossbench and experts that the draft bill is too weak.

The prime minister, Scott Morrison, promised ahead of the last election that the Coalition would legislate the commonwealth integrity commission (CIC) in this term of government, leading to a draft of the bill to be released in November last year.

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