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Yet again the Government tries to defend its useless integrity agency plan and dodges donation and advertising reform altogether. Contemptuous or clueless, the result is the same.

Text of the question:

“Prime Minister, the community has had a gutful of the lack of integrity in politics. Your government in particular has been beset with scandals, rorts and lies, and trust in politicians is at an all-time low.

“Of course the crossbench has been leading the charge to fix this, for example with members yesterday moving bills to establish an effective anti-corruption commission, bring honesty and transparency to political donations, and to clean up the filth in political advertising.

“Prime Minister, why aren’t you responding to this concern, and in these last weeks of the 46th Parliament, will you actually do something tangible to restore public faith in the political process?”