Q.E.D. – The Database of Rorts and Scandals


Trust in government has never been so low. This crisis in public confidence is driven by the widespread perception that politics is corrupt and politicians and government have failed to be accountable. The sports rorts and the travel expenses rorts are just two major scandals that have again led to calls for a federal independent integrity commission.

Below are a number of stories highlighting political misconduct over the past several years. Few have been investigated, even fewer properly investigated. None have been prosecuted. QED – Quod Erat Demonstrandum – “so it has been demonstrated”. This compilation of allegations is, in itself, hard proof that Australia needs a federal corruption commission to hold government to account!

We’ll keep adding to the list. If you have something, to add, please get in touch.


Q.E.D.

Coalition awards big donor multimillion-dollar Covid-19 vaccine contract

January 2021 Sonic Health, which has been awarded $312 million worth of contracts since the Coalition came to office in…

Sports rorts on steroids: Coalition’s $4.8 billion Urban Congestion Fund

November 2018 – ongoing Michael West Media revealed more than a year ago the pork barrelling of the commuter car…

Barnaby Joyce lobbied PM Turnbull to support Rinehart

April 2017 Joyce lobbied Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to support Gina Rinehart’s National Agriculture Day and then wrote to her…

Andrew Laming’s $550,000 grant to rugby club with links to staffer

2018 ongoing  $550,000 grant was one of five grants awarded to the Southern Bay Cyclones rugby union club in the…

PM, deputy PM ignore Freedom of Information laws

2019-2020 The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has no power to investigate a complaint about the way a government…

Australian Border Force defies advice, gives defence company Austal $39m

2015-2016 Success fee was dependent on Austal delivering eight problem-free patrol boats; the Cape class boats were plagued with problems;…

Leppington Triangle scandal: taxpayers stump up $30m for land worth $3m

2018 ongoing Criminal investigations launched; the auditor general reportedly misled by the Infrastructure Department; departmental staff had numerous conflicts of…

Public pays for Andrew Laming’s father-in-law’s flights; $13,500 family trip to NT

2015-2019 Coalition MP Andrew Laming claimed $4,000 for four family trips, including for his father-in-law, to Cairns in 2015 and…



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