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Second Reading Speeches

National Integrity (Parliamentary Standards) Bill 2019

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
WATERS, Sen Larissa
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

The bill: provides for statutory codes of conduct for the members of each house of parliament and their staff; creates a statutory basis for parliamentarians’ registers of interests; establishes a Parliamentary Integrity Advisor to provide independent, confidential advice and guidance to parliamentarians and their staff in relation to the applicable codes of conduct; and establishes a Parliamentary Standards Commissioner to assist in the assessment, investigation and resolution of alleged breaches of the applicable codes of conduct.