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It’s been all stations go at the Federal Resources Minister’s office today.
With Scott Morrison announcing a new federal anti-corruption body this morning, the Resources Minister Matt Canavan and his staff have been getting on the front foot.
Labor, the Greens and minor parties have long campaigned for a corruption watchdog, and in the current political climate, Morrison decided to make the federal style ICAC a reality.
However, while many around the country are pleased with the decision, for someone like Canavan, it’s thrown his day into a spin.
“Yes, we’ve been flat out here,” Canavan said to us moments ago.
The government minister who said it was an honour to represent the mining sector earlier this year, explained that they have had a lot of work to do today.
“I think we’ve destroyed most of the paper trail from Adani and other companies this morning, and only have a few more bundles to do now,” he said.
“Fuck it’s a prick of a day to do it up here too. It’s fucking stinking hot and not ideal conditions to be standing around a bin fire,” he said while wiping the sweat from his brow.
“But you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.”
Canavan said he has had a few frantic calls from other federal politicians as well today, as the news about the anti-corruption body spreads.
“Dasher (Sam Dastyari) told me he’s going to plead with Sco-Mo to make sure no one who can read written Chinese is hired, and a few of the Labor boys down in Melbourne have been chucking their documents of the docks into the water.”
“Hopefully everyone’s watertight by the time it gets set up,” Canavan said.