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Commonwealth Integrity Commission legislation makes it easier for politicians to hide

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated November 18 2020 - 8:19pm, first published 5:30pm
Attorney General Christian Porter introduced the draft bill earlier this month. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Federal politicians and their inner circles will have even more scope to hide from scrutiny according to legal analysis of the proposed Commonwealth Integrity Commission.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.