A motion put forward by Canberra Liberals Leader Elizabeth Lee in the Legislative Assembly today to establish a dedicated Standing Committee on Integrity has extraordinarily been voted down by Labor and the Greens.
Ms Lee said what Labor and the Greens have said to Canberrans today is that they have no interest in integrity or being open and transparent with the community.
“The ACT is the only state or territory in Australia that does not have a dedicated parliamentary committee on integrity,” Ms Lee said.
“There is a culture of secrecy that has been fostered under this Labor-Greens government following 21 years in power and it is astounding they have voted against this today.
“This government is all cynical spin and the response from Labor and the Greens today is incredibly disappointing but not surprising.
“Just this year we have seen significant integrity issues surrounding the Campbell Primary Modernisation Project and the CIT contracts.
“Integrity is too important for it to be looked at part time. The Canberra Liberals know there is a stench around this government and so does the Canberra community.
“I say to every single member of Labor and the Greens today, you are on notice. You have voted against providing the public with adequate scrutiny, transparency and accountability and Canberrans deserve better,” Ms Lee concluded.