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Joel Fitzgibbon fails to declare payment for China trips

Joel Fitzgibbon fails to declare payment for China trips

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.
Martin Ferguson: in breach of parliament’s code of ethics for ex-ministers?

Martin Ferguson: in breach of parliament’s code of ethics for ex-ministers?

2013Martin Ferguson was minister for resources and energy for more than five years before resigning in March 2013. ...
Indigenous affairs funding diverted to lobby groups opposed to native title

Indigenous affairs funding diverted to lobby groups opposed to native title

Nigel Scullion used $150,000 of money for alleviating Indigenous disadvantage to fund a fishing industry lobby group so it could argue how it would be negatively affected by native title land claims.
Stuart Robert’s Seniors Expo pays $300,000 in “fees” to the LNP

Stuart Robert’s Seniors Expo pays $300,000 in “fees” to the LNP

Exhibitors at a purported non-political “Senior’s Expo’’ run by Assistant Treasurer Stuart Robert were instructed to pay almost $300,000 in fees into the campaign account of the Liberal-National Party.
Stuart Robert breached ministerial standards over donor links

Stuart Robert breached ministerial standards over donor links

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.
Stuart Robert’s Fadden Forum used to secretly bankroll council elections

Stuart Robert’s Fadden Forum used to secretly bankroll council elections

Stuart Robert's Fadden Forum – a fundraising arm of the Queensland LNP – secretly bankrolled two candidates to the tune of $60,000 to run in a local council election.
All in the (Wilson) family: the not-so-frank inquiry

All in the (Wilson) family: the not-so-frank inquiry

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.
Scott Morrison and that phone call to the NSW police commissioner

Scott Morrison and that phone call to the NSW police commissioner

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.
Angus Taylor makes false accusations about Sydney mayor’s travel expenses

Angus Taylor makes false accusations about Sydney mayor’s travel expenses

Angus Taylor insists that a doctored travel expenses document was obtained from Sydney City Council's website, a document he used to call Mayor Clover Moore a hypocrite.
Sports rorts – the affair that just keeps on giving

Sports rorts – the affair that just keeps on giving

In January 2020, the Commonwealth Auditor-General found that Bridget McKenzie’s office made up its own rules for doling out $100 million of sports grants leading up to the 2019 federal election in a process that was possibly illegal.
Jobs scheme targeted marginal electorate, ignored recommendations

Jobs scheme targeted marginal electorate, ignored recommendations

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.
Drought envoy Barnaby Joyce’s ‘three weeks on the ground’

Drought envoy Barnaby Joyce’s ‘three weeks on the ground’

The MP claimed $675,000 in expenses for the nine months in the role and was allocated two staff members to conduct his work at a cost of an estimated $200,000.
Bowen bills taxpayers $2000 for four-hour trip to Adelaide

Bowen bills taxpayers $2000 for four-hour trip to Adelaide

Chris Bowen billed taxpayers more than $2000 for a day trip to Adelaide, where he was the key speaker at a $500-a-head business lunch to raise money for South Australian Labor’s 2018 state election campaign.
Regional infrastructure grants program targets Coalition seats

Regional infrastructure grants program targets Coalition seats

The program, administered by Deputy PM Michael McCormack, awarded 94% of its grants to electorates held or targeted by the Coalition in the months leading up to the 2019 federal election.
Community development grants a $2.5 billion slush fund

Community development grants a $2.5 billion slush fund

Officially, the scheme funds “critical” projects. Unofficially, it is one giant slush fund for the Coalition to pork-barrel its way through another two election campaigns at a cost of more than $2.5 billion.
The mysterious case of disappearing donations…

The mysterious case of disappearing donations…

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.
Coalition awarding non-compliant drought grants

Coalition awarding non-compliant drought grants

The Coalition ignored its own criteria in awarding $1 million drought grants. Of the 14 councils awarded grants, 13 were in Coalition-held electorates.
Angus Taylor lying about emissions

Angus Taylor lying about emissions

Energy Minister Angus Taylor repeatedly stated that greenhouse gas emissions had decreased by 1% when the government’s official figures show emissions continue to increase.

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