PM sticks to criticism of NSW ICAC

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Scott Morrison has taken another swipe at the NSW anti-corruption watchdog, saying its model doesn't work at a federal level.

The prime minister's comments on the campaign trail come after outgoing NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption Commissioner Stephen Rushton labelled critics who dubbed it a "kangaroo court" as "buffoons".

But Mr Morrison shrugged off Mr Rushton's remarks, made at a NSW parliamentary hearing on Monday.

"I stand by what I've said about why I don't think that model is a good model for the federal jurisdiction," Mr Morrison told reporters on Wednesday.

"He can say whatever he likes ... I'm not easily offended.

"I'm quite resilient ... He's free to disagree with me ... I just don't think that their model is the right model at a federal level," he said.

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese pounced on the issue which has dogged the prime minister since the start of the week.

"The reason why there is no national anti-corruption commission is sitting all in his frontbench or behind him," he told reporters on Wednesday.

Mr Albanese praised NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet who defended the ICAC, saying it played an important role in upholding integrity and confidence in politicians and in public servants.

Mr Albanese accused Mr Morrison's government of squandering taxpayer's money in a series of scandals.

"There are so many integrity issues where this government has just failed to give answers, whether it is the Leppington Triangle, $30 million for land that was worth $3 million, whether it is sports rorts, whether it be Commuter Car Park Fund rorts," he told reporters.

"It is very clear that if Australians want a national anti-corruption commission and to clean up politics, they need a Labor government to do so."

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