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Tasmanian Integrity Commission’s weakness in the spotlight during state election campaign | The Examiner



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Independent candidate Sue Hickey says she will demand legislation be immediately developed to strengthen the Integrity Commission or create a new body should she hold the balance of power in the new Parliament. Ms Hickey said the Integrity Commission did not have the funding to operate as it should and legislation had been brought in which threatened the commission’s independence. She said cases referred to the commission resulted in no or minimal consequences when corruption was unearthed. IN OTHER NEWS: “Between 2012 and 2016, there were no corrupt conduct findings and no cases referred to the DPP, despite a number of allegations made to the commission,” Ms Hickey said. “The absence of an anti-corruption body with…

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