THE likely member for Indi wants to re-introduce a bill for an integrity commission, labelling the Coalition government's planned anti-corruption body "entirely inadequate".
Helen Haines said on Tuesday she would seek to revive a bill first put by former member for Indi Cathy McGowan last year.
She said the plan of Prime Minister Scott Morrison, unveiled in December, to have a Commonwealth Integrity Commission to tackle corruption failed to inspire confidence.
"I think it's entirely inadequate," Dr Haines said.
"We need a robust integrity commission, we need one with retrospective powers and one this community can have confidence in."
Ms McGowan's bill would have seen a commissioner granted powers akin to a Royal Commission chief, while the CIC would only hold public hearings through its law enforcement division and its public sector integrity division would not have the power to make public findings of corruption.
Dr Haines will liaise with fellow crossbenchers on the issue.
She has been in contact with Green Adam Bandt, the Centre Alliance's Rebekha Sharkie and Independent Zali Steggall since Saturday's election and plans to speak to independents Andrew Wilkie and Bob Katter by the end of the week.
"I don't doubt for a second there will be a lot of opposition to a robust integrity commission (from the major parties), but the people of Indi were clear they wanted it," Dr Haines said.
She suggested poll activity, including flyers, should be in the remit of such a body.
"I reckon we need to have decent rules about deception," Dr Haines said.
"I reckon if you're going to send something from the Liberal Party it needs to have a Liberal logo front and centre."
Meanwhile, former Liberal Indi MP Lou Lieberman has congratulated Dr Haines on her expected victory.
"Cathy did enormously valuable work in her term and the new member is a leaf out of the same book, she is very capable and well thought of by her colleagues in the health profession," Mr Lieberman said.
He was disappointed "incredibly capable" Liberal candidate Steve Martin appeared to have lost but added he would be "delighted to support him" if he ran again.
Despite not being "100 per cent physically fit" and using a walking stick, Mr Lieberman, who turned 81 last week, joined the hustings for Mr Martin.
He greeted electors at the prepoll booth in Wodonga last week and handed out how-to-vote cards at the Wodonga South Primary School alongside his wife Marj on election day.