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.


Taxpayers cough up $3700 for Pauline Hanson’s Perth fundraising trip

Pauline Hanson charged taxpayers $3,700 for a three-night trip to Perth where she held “intimate” $5000-a-head dinners for One Nation…

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…

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

Roads funding directed to Coalition, marginal seats

Labor claims that the vast majority of spending from the Urban Congestion Fund before the election went to Coalition, marginal…

Speaker Bronwyn Bishop charges $5000 for chopper to fundraiser

The former Liberal speaker chartered a helicopter to travel from Melbourne to Geelong and back to attend a state Liberal…

Mathias Cormann had ‘no idea’ travel agent paid for family holiday flights

Mathias Cormann had ‘no idea’ his family holiday flights to Singapore were paid for by Hello World, a travel company…

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