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Australian politics desperately needs a federal integrity commission to ensure democratic health

By Kim Rubenstein
Updated November 3 2021 - 12:52am, first published November 1 2021 - 6:30pm
Independent MP Helen Haines. Picture: Keegan Carroll

On thinking of the shaping influence of liberalism in Australia two names stand out for me - Sir Robert Menzies and Alan Missen, both founding members of the Liberal Party and symbolic of a roomy spirit absent in today's politics.