Joel Fitzgibbon fails to declare payment for China trips

2014

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. Fitzgibbon’s brother Mark also held meetings with Defence officials and a US health company over business opportunities with Joel Fitzgibbon’s staff, including in his office.

Joel Fitzgibbon admitted breaching the ministerial code of conduct after it was revealed that his brother Mark, the head of health fund NIB, held meetings with Defence officials and the US health company Humana over business opportunities that also involved members of Mr Fitzgibbon’s staff. One meeting was also held in his office.

Mr Fitzgibbon also failed to declare two trips he took to China in 2002 and 2005, which were paid for by Chinese-born businesswoman Helen Liu.

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