Former judges and anti-corruption commissioners want body to have powers of a royal commission and far-reaching jurisdiction

A group of leading former judges and anti-corruption commissioners have released a blueprint for a federal integrity body with the investigative powers of a royal commission, far-reaching jurisdiction and strong bipartisan oversight.

An implementation plan for a federal integrity commission was on Friday released by by the Australia Institute’s national integrity committee, which features former New South Wales supreme court judge Anthony Whealy, the former NSW independent commission against corruption commissioner David Ipp, a former president of the Queensland court of appeal, Margaret McMurdo, and retired senior judges Stephen Charles, David Harper and Paul Stein.

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