Zali Steggall says parliamentary committee that will watch over commission should be ‘multi-partisan, not bipartisan’

Independent MP Zali Steggall says having a non-government member lead the committee would create the ‘strongest perception of independent scrutiny’ 

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The Independent MP Zali Steggall said the crossbench “did raise that the committee should be reflective of the parliament”.

“There would be more strength in a body that is multi-partisan, not bipartisan.”

A non-government chair would create “the strongest perception of independent scrutiny and an arms-length process”, she said.

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