IBAC warns Labor on funding restrictions
The tabling today of the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) Annual Plan in State Parliament, has again detailed funding issues the integrity agency is facing from the government.
IBAC has confirmed that Labor’s allocation of “funding will only allow IBAC to maintain existing levels of service. Given the significant increase in demands being experienced by IBAC to meet its remit to expose and prevent corruption, it is likely that additional funding will be required in the coming years to satisfy this demand.”
The Annual Plan has also confirmed the savage $4.4 million budget cut on the very watchdog that is currently undertaking at least three different corruption investigations involving Andrews’ Victorian Labor Party.