"Liberal MP attacks Morrison government for failing to act on integrity commission pledge" Article in Guardian Australia | 25 November 2021 | Chief Political Correspondent Sarah Martin Tasmanian Liberal MP Bridget Archer said she is prepared to cross the floor to support a federal integrity commission bill being proposed by independent MP Helen Haines
“There is a real tribalism to politics at the moment and I think that is sometimes at the expense of governance, and what I think we end up with is inertia.”
“To be perfectly clear, I always reserve my right to cross the floor, that is one of the reasons I sit on this side [in the Liberal party],” Archer said.
Archer’s call for the bill to be introduced to parliament swiftly was echoed by the Liberal MP for the seat of Curtin, Celia Hammond, who said the establishment of a federal integrity agency was an issue that had been raised by her constituents since she was first elected in 2019.
From Voices of Wentworth's engagement with people in Wentworth we know that voters want:
🤝 better representation of voters in parliament;
🏛 a federal integrity commission with power to investigate MPs, not just public servants.
We want to know…is our MP Dave Sharma prepared to cross the floor to support a federal integrity commission that can hold politicians to account for corrupt behaviour?