Greens and independent MPs says work to set up Independent Parliamentary Standards Commission is too slow and will stop people coming forward with complaints

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An independent body with the power to investigate complaints against politicians, and issue potential sanctions against them, has been delayed until next year, with crossbench senators warning progress has been far too slow.

Legislation introduced in August to establish a permanent human resources agency, known as the Parliamentary Workplace Support Service (PWSS), forms the first major step toward improving workplace culture within Parliament House as set out in the landmark Set the Standard report.

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