Sophie Scamps moves to end the 'jobs for mates' culture in politics, public service

Karen Barlow
Updated March 6 2023 - 11:25am, first published 5:30am
Dr Sophie Scamps. Picture by Karleen Minney
Dr Sophie Scamps. Picture by Karleen Minney

Independent MP Sophie Scamps is urging the Albanese government to embrace her proposition of a "gold standard" for major Commonwealth public appointments, saying Labor needs to walk the talk on integrity and restoring trust in the political system.

Subscribe now for unlimited access.

or signup to continue reading

All articles from our website & app
The digital version of Today's Paper
Breaking news alerts direct to your inbox
Interactive Crosswords, Sudoku and Trivia
All articles from the other in your area
Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

Get the latest Canberra news in your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy.