Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has outlined details of the Labor government’s national integrity commission legislation, which has now passed the Labor caucus.
The legislation is set to be introduced to Parliament on Wednesday.
Mr Drefyus said the proposed Anti-Corruption Commission will investigate “serious or systemic corrupt conduct” across the entire federal public sector.
The commission will have a broad jurisdiction, retrospective powers, be independent and can hold public hearings in exceptional circumstances.
Mr Dreyfus reiterated the legislation will provide strong protections for whistleblowers and exemptions for journalists wishing to protect the identity of their sources.
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