Corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald part of plan to clean up Canberra

Legendary corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald is challenging federal politicians to prove they truly are “honourable” members.

The former judge has teamed up with the Australian Institute think tank to survey MPs on their ethical values as part of a push to clean up Canberra and build momentum for a federal anti-corruption body.

The Queensland QC – who presided over the Fitzgerald Inquiry that ultimately led to the resignation of the state premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen – has developed the questionnaire that asks MPs about their attitudes towards accountability, integrity, nepotism, deception and the spending of public money.

The major political parties are controlled by professional, “whatever-it-takes” politicians who are driven by self-interest and ideology, and addicted to vested interest funding, Mr Fitzgerald said

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/corruption-fighter-tony-fitzgerald-part-of-plan-to-clean-up-canberra-20170611-gwovy3.html

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