Why are our politicians so against anti-corruption bodies?

By Colleen Lewis
July 26 2022 - 7:30pm
Independent anti-corruption commissions report to parliament, not government. Picture: Shutterstock

It appears, on the surface at least, that members of parliament may be committed to serving the public interest when they pass legislation to establish independent anti-corruption bodies. But history clearly shows that any commitment is often temporary, for the challenges facing these commissions become considerable, with the most significant coming from MPs themselves.