Former trade minister and Liberal MP Andrew Robb accepted an $880,000-a-year salary with Chinese billionaire Ye Cheng’s Landbridge Group upon quitting parliament. He resigned shortly before the deadline for overseas state interests to sign up to Australia’s new foreign influence register.
Coalition’s $444m for Barrier Reef foundation did not follow rules
The Coalition awarded a $444 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation without a tender process, the “due diligence” was based on information provided for another purpose, and the foundation had to submit a retrospective application after it had been awarded the money.
Bridget McKenzie’s $2,200 Sydney awards night jaunt
The then Nationals deputy leader Bridget McKenzie charged taxpayers $2200 to attend an awards night for shooting in Sydney, claiming the trip as “electorate business” even though she was a Victorian backbencher, before changing tack.
The Prime Minister and the big blue bus (he didn’t use)
The government is trying to stop the auditor general giving evidence about his 2018 report that was critical of a $1.3 billion arms deal. Part of the report was redacted following pressure from the French multinational arms manufacturer Thales.
Coalition ignored experts, waved through Tasmanian development, including helipad
The Morrison government waved through approval for a luxury tourist development and helipad in the pristine Tasmanian wilderness despite three official expert bodies lashing the proposal or calling for it to be rejected.
Gambling lobby’s punt with $20k donation to Kevin Andrews
Liberal MP Kevin Andrews received a $20,000 donation from Clubs NSW, Australia's most powerful gambling lobby, as he led the formulation of the Coalition's poker machines policy before the 2013 election.
‘My bad’: Stuart Robert blames MyGov crash on DoS attack
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.
Christopher Pyne took up EY job 9 days after leaving parliament
At the same time Stuart Robert was claiming extraordinarily high internet bills from taxpayers for his Gold Coast home, he was also saying: "There is a small segment of the community who still think it is okay to cheat the system.”
Morrison ditched Turnbull plans for lobbying transparency