Interview with Geoffrey Watson SC on RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly 11th February 2020.
Llew O’Brien has been elected Deputy Speaker after defecting the Nationals party yesterday.
The former Queensland police officer is a staunch supporter of a federal anti-corruption commission with strong powers.
Calls for a so-called federal ICAC have intensified in recent weeks, amid the sports rorts saga and ongoing concerns over political donations.
Last week, the Centre for Public Integrity revealed that a billion dollars in undisclosed donations had passed through the coffers of the major parties in the past two decades, and we have no idea where it came from.
$100 million of that was donated in the last election.
Guest: Geoffrey Watson SC, Sydney barrister, director, Centre for Public Integrity