Federal government scraps ICAC law after seeing how easy it is for people to get their text messages – The Betoota Advocate
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The government today confirmed it will back down on an election promise to set up a Commonwealth Integrity Commission, citing concerns about the devastating consequences.
Attorney General Michaelia Cash pointed out today that there would not be enough time or will to legislate before voters return to the polls.
Speak with The lawyer Recently, Cash confirmed that tight timeframes played an important role in the decision to abolish Federal ICAC.
“But the main factor was this whole texting thing,” she laughed.
“Seeing how easy it is to get incriminating news has made us realize that we don’t want a federal corruption commission, no matter how weak.”
“Of course it’s easy to use the excuse of time when there are only a few days left in Parliament, but we’ll probably get a religious discrimination bill through the line.”
“So time isn’t the main reason,” laughed Cash.
The Corruption Commission Act was dropped despite government promises in recent years to introduce one.
However, while the powers were intended to be extremely limited, the facade of appearing transparent has now been dropped.
“If text messages calling the Prime Minister a liar, a psychopath and a horrible person could be broadcast publicly so easily, it would be a nightmare for our federal politicians to have an actual body dedicated to exposing corruption,” Cash said .
“That’s why we’d much rather break campaign promises than have politicians come out on blatant corruption, as you can imagine.”
“Imagine if that stuff got to the media.”
“So we’re going to try to pretend we’re fighting for Quiet Australians by making as much fuss about religious discrimination as we can.”
There’s more to come.