Tuesday 17 October 2023
Statement on the appointment of a new IBAC Commissioner
The Victorian Liberals and Nationals note the Labor Government’s appointment of Victoria Elliott as the new Commissioner of Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC).
Responding to the announcement Shadow Attorney-General Michael O’Brien said: “I congratulate Ms Elliott on her appointment as IBAC Commissioner and wish her well.
“Unlike her predecessors, Ms Elliott is neither a retired judge nor a senior barrister.
“Nevertheless, Victorians will look to the IBAC Commissioner to take a strong stand against public sector corruption and serious police misconduct in Victoria.
“Victoria desperately needs a corruption watchdog, not a government lapdog.
“With a nine-year-old Labor Government politicising institutions in this state, Victorians depend on IBAC taking a strong stand against corruption and the abuse of power.
“Time will tell. And Victorians will be watching.”
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