Government called on to publicly release draft ICAC bill

Community advocacy group ACT NOW! is calling on the government to immediately release the draft ICAC bill before it is presented in Parliament.

“We are encouraged by the statements from the government about its commitment to establish an Independent Commission Against Corruption” says Campaign Coordinator, Eddie Tanago.

“But it is important the crucial legislation is introduced with openness and transparency”.

ACT NOW! says the opposition Alliance group has raised concerns the draft legislation may have been altered or amended since it was last circulated in 2013.

“For the public to have confidence in the government and the proposed ICAC, the draft law must immediately be published via the internet” says Mr Tanago.

ACT NOW! has been running a public petition calling for an ICAC to be established within the first 100 days of the new Parliament. It has attracted more than 2,000 signatures to date.