Victoria’s integrity agencies don’t currently have the resources or the powers they need to eliminate corruption.
As Shadow Attorney-General, that is why I support a major boost to the funding and powers of the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) and the Victorian Ombudsman.
When it comes to cleaning out corruption, our state needs a watchdog, not a lapdog. A $10 million annual budget boost to IBAC, a $2 million annual budget boost to the Ombudsman and an increase in powers to hold public hearings will go a long way to restoring integrity in Victorian public life.
We all deserve to see politics cleaned up in this state and that is why I want to see a Victorian Government that will adopt this plan.