Albanese says PM has ‘no concept of separation of powers’ after ICAC spray

Albanese says PM has ‘no concept of separation of powers’ after ICAC spray

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has accused Prime Minister Scott Morrison of ignoring the separation between the government and the law by castigating the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption as a “kangaroo court”. Mr Morrison launched a ferocious attack on ICAC’s investigation into former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian on Thursday after a push from Labor, the Greens and crossbench for Parliament to debate laws to establish a national anti-corruption body. His Attorney-General, Michaelia Cash, refused on Friday to guarantee the government would introduce a bill to Parliament before the end of the year to establish such a commission, saying it was “a decision ultimately for the government”. Next week is the last parliamentary sitting week of the year. The government first committed to create a national integrity commission in December 2018 …
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