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Australia’s federal corruption watchdog unveiled Full Story

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The government has introduced the National Anti-Corruption Commission bill to parliament, revealing that the watchdog will have broad powers, but that “most” of the commission’s hearings will be in private. The privacy of these hearings has reignited concerns from crossbench MPs that Labor has watered down the bill to win support from the Coalition. Political reporter Paul Karp speaks to Laura Murphy-Oates about what the watchdog will look like, and whether Labor has got the balance right when it comes to public hearings

The government has introduced the National Anti-Corruption Commission bill to parliament, revealing that the watchdog will have broad powers, but that “most” of the commission’s hearings will be in private. The privacy of these hearings has reignited concerns from crossbench MPs that Labor has watered down the bill to win support from the Coalition. Political reporter Paul Karp speaks to Laura Murphy-Oates about what the watchdog will look like, and whether Labor has got the balance right when it comes to public hearings

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