INDI MP Helen Haines has told Parliament that the federal government's bill for an anti-corruption watchdog is "dead in the water".
The Independent made the comment while calling for MPs to support her plan for an integrity body.
Dr Haines said the government's watchdog model was a "dud" with only two of 333 submissions offering feedback "having anything positive to say".
"It's dead in the water, it would never pass the Senate," she said.
Dr Haines said it was "blindingly obvious" Prime Minister Scott Morrison would not deliver an anti-corruption authority and Australians were being "taken for fools" on the issue despite putting faith in the government as they endured lockdowns and took up vaccinations.
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Labor Opposition leader Anthony Albanese, Greens leader Adam Bandt and Independent Zali Steggall spoke in support of Dr Haines' failed motion to suspend standing orders to have the parliament debate her bill for a watchdog.
Dr Haines said her action was designed to highlight the inertia on the issue.
"Calling for a suspension of standing orders today was a step I shouldn't have had to take, but there was no action from the Government on this, only excuses," Dr Haines said.
"Clearly they don't care about integrity, and would rather Australians forgot that introducing a federal integrity commission was an election promise.
"While the Government has been looking for any excuse not to move even an inch towards accountability, I am using one of the few parliamentary tools available to me to spark action."