Independent Tim Storer warns voter confidence in politics is at ‘all-time low’ as he wins crossbench support for transparency charter

Senator Tim Storer says the major parties were “protecting their own skins” when they opposed a dramatic overhaul of anti-corruption measures proposed by a for-once united crossbench, including One Nation and Greens senators.

On Wednesday, 18 crossbenchers backed Storer’s “transparency charter”, which called for real-time disclosure of donations, a strong and well-resourced integrity commission, codes of conduct for MPs, reforms of freedom of information laws, stronger whistleblower protections, and changes to lobbyist rules.

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