The former Liberal minister Bruce Billson failed to declare he was employed and paid a $75,000 salary by a business lobby before he quit parliament.
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Angus Taylor did not declare his financial interest in a company at a meeting with senior environment officials and the office of the then environment minister, Josh Frydenberg about endangered grasslands.
Former Liberal defence minister Christopher Pyne discussed defence consulting jobs with EY while he was still in cabinet and took up a job nine days after leaving parliament.
Then assistant health minister and her chief of staff pulled a food health star rating website. Her chief of staff was previously chair of, and still held shares in, APA, a lobbyist for the Australian Beverages Council and Mondelez Australia.
The $80 million deal, signed off by by then-agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce, had been rejected twice and involved a company that Angus Taylor was once a director of.
The privacy watchdog found the PM’s department broke the law by delaying a FoI request about allegations that the former public service commissioner improperly aided the Institute of Public Affairs.
Frances Abbott received a scholarship for a $60,000 degree from the Whitehouse Institute of Design. Its chairman, who recommended Frances for the scholarship, has donated more than $20,000 to the Liberal party.
Joel Fitzgibbon failed to declare two trips he took to China in 2002 and 2005, which were paid for by Chinese-born businesswoman Helen Liu.
2013Martin Ferguson was minister for resources and energy for more than five years before resigning in March 2013. Under the code of ethics, ministers are required to have an 18-month cooling-off period upon leaving parliament. Ferguson joined the fossil...
The office of former regional development minister the LNP’s John McVeigh asked the Infrastructure Department to reconsider an ineligible Queensland abattoir for a regional jobs grant.
Robert appeared at a signing ceremony in China in 2014 for a mining deal between an Australian company Nimrod Resources and a Chinese business. Robert had said he travelled to China in a personal capacity.
In the lead-up to the 2019 election, the Liberals’ Tim Wilson chaired an inquiry into proposed changes to franking credits. His private website for the inquiry was badged as official but only solicited submissions from those against the changes.
The Prime Minister was roundly condemned after admitting he telephoned the NSW Police Commissioner about the investigation into the Angus Taylor/Sydney City Council affair. Both men insist the phone call was innocuous but will not release the transcript.
The Regional Jobs and Investment Packages was a $220 million Coalition promise rolled out after the 2016 election but conflicts of interest were not managed properly, according to the Auditor General.
The Liberal Party disclosed a $165,000 political donation from a Morrison ally who is also in the running for a $1 billion contract then deleted records of it after questions from the media.
The Coalition Government appointed former Liberal staffer to a $500,000 a year job through a limited tender.