AUS GOV just snuck a law (passed unanimously a few weeks ago) that BASICALLY PROTECTS CORRUPT POLICE & POLITITIONS by removing the mandatory reporting
of misconduct in their (public servants) workforce, I believe it also restricts to powers of the anti-corruption watchdogs here.. 🤦
"Public servants have been told they no longer have a mandatory requirement to report misconduct and maladministration in their workplaces, as new
laws that govern South Australia's anti-corruption watchdog come into force."
"The law change — which came into effect today — means Ms Vanstone can only investigate allegations of corruption, not misconduct or
While Ms Vanstone declined to comment today, she expressed deep misgivings in the immediate aftermath of the bill's passage, saying the jurisdiction
to investigate corruption had been "decimated".
Misconduct and maladministration investigations are now the responsibility of the SA Ombudsman, while the Office for Public Integrity (OPI) has been
moved out of the ICAC's jurisdiction.
ICAC can now only investigate matters of suspected corruption reported to it by the OPI, and the definition of corruption has been narrowed."
"Ms Vanstone described the proceedings as "extraordinary".
"South Australia — there's no doubt — has lost what I see as a really well functioning ICAC. The jurisdiction to investigate corruption has been
decimated," she said on Friday morning.
"I'm not talking about maladministration or misconduct, I don't mind losing that, that can go to the ombudsman happily…
"It's the corruption jurisdiction that has been decimated and my powers to investigate have been decimated that's what I'm really worried about."
The bill passed the Lower House on Thursday evening, within 24 hours of the first debate in the Upper House, with no MP from any party voting against
It then went back to the Upper House, where it was unanimously supported again."
This can have no benefit for anyone in the community and will only further blanket the misuse of power by those who adopted the postion of public
Major fail for Australia..
edit on 17-10-2021 by
AAnonymousEnigma because: extra link