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Shorten open to inquiry into federal ICAC

AAP logoAAP 16/12/2016

Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten is open to a parliamentary inquiry into the need for a national anti-corruption body following the jailing of Eddie Obeid.

Mr Shorten said the best way to deal with corrupted and crooked people in politics like Obeid, a former NSW Labor minister, was to put them behind bars.

If the prime minister was interested, he would be happy to back a Senate inquiry to look at the efficiency and effectiveness of existing anti-corruption bodies and what improvements need to be made, the opposition leader said in Melbourne on Friday.

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