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Greens push for urgent vote on national ICAC

Parliament resumes next week and the Australian Greens will use their first opportunity on Thursday to push for a vote on the bill to bring a national anti-corruption body into law.

"We must restore public confidence that corruption is being stamped out. The national ICAC can be established quickly and easily. There can be no excuses from Tony Abbott and the Labor party," said Greens Leader Christine Milne.

"Revelations from ICAC and stories this week around shady political donations leave no room for the old parties to hide.

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Old Parties Donation Stich-up Betrays Labor-Greens Agreement

Christine Milne 29 May 2013

The Australian Greens said the weak compromise deal on donations reform flies in the face of the Greens-Labor agreement signed after the 2010 election.

The Greens will consider amendments to the bill when it comes to the Senate. 

"This weak deal stitched up by the old parties will not clean up the toxic culture of political donations and is a betrayal of the Labor-Greens agreement in 2010," Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

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