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Sports rorter Bridget McKenzie back on the front bench courtesy of Barnaby Joyce

Sports rorter Bridget McKenzie back on the front bench courtesy of Barnaby Joyce

Bridget McKenzie was forced to resign in February 2020 after the “sports rorts” affair but, as are the ways of the National Party, misdeeds are quickly forgotten if you back the right leader at the right time. So just like her good buddy, recently resurrected National Party Leader Barnaby Joyce, McKenzie is back on the Coalition government front bench as Minister for Regionalisation, Regional education and Regional Communications.

QED proves the need for a federal ICAC, but also a broken culture

QED proves the need for a federal ICAC, but also a broken culture

When we launched QED, the aim was to create a strong narrative to call for a federal anti-corruption commission, or independent commission against corruption (ICAC). As of today we have published over 70 stories. Collectively, they reveal more than “just” dubious behaviour often bordering on corrupt; they point to a culture that is fundamentally flawed.

Launching QED: The case for a federal ICAC

Launching QED: The case for a federal ICAC

Before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, trust in government had reached its lowest level on record, according to a major study conducted by The Australian National University. Just 25% of Australians said they had confidence in their political leaders and institutions.

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