Questions in Parliament

Kristie Johnston, Question to Parliament – 10 November 2021.

By November 10, 2021No Comments

Thank you Mr Speaker

My question is to the Attorney-General

Attorney-General, over five years ago, in August 2016, the Honourable William Cox completed his review into the Integrity Commission Act.

Five years.

Whenever I raise matters pertaining to the Integrity Commission you say that you are still considering the Cox report.

For instance, yesterday in this House you said the Government is “… currently undertaking a comprehensive, sensible and measured approach to consider necessary further reforms as a result of the Cox Review recommendations.”

Nothing will come before Parliament now this year and Parliament won’t sit again until March 2022.

Attorney, it is difficult to accept that in five years – soon to be six – there has been no progress on necessary reforms to the Integrity Commission.

Attorney, how much time do you need?

When will the Tasmanian people finally see a commitment from the Government to ensure the Integrity Commission Act is fit for purpose?

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