SENATOR KRISTINA KENEALLY
DEPUTY LABOR LEADER IN THE SENATE
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS
SHADOW MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY
SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES
ANDREW GILES MP
ACTING SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
SHADOW MINISTER FOR MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS
SHADOW MINISTER FOR CITIES AND URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE
SHADOW MINISTER ASSISTING FOR IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP
MEMBER FOR SCULLIN
The Morrison Government’s response to the revelations of industrial-scale rorting within the Commuter Car Park fund tells you everything you need to know about this tired, dysfunctional Government.
Speaking to ABC Radio this morning, Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher, of Leppington Triangle fame, argued there was nothing wrong with spraying around taxpayer money as long as you win an election.
Apparently, there is nothing to see here because they ‘came to government with the authority of an election’ and ‘decisions are made by ministers and cabinet… weighing up policy advice’.
The ANAO report found that none of the 47 project sites selected were proposed by the department and the project selection process involved little more than canvassing projects with Liberal MPs, senators and candidates.
This is an appalling way to treat taxpayer funds and directly contradicts the findings of the ANAO report.
We need to get to the bottom of this scandal, which represents rorting on an industrial scale.
The Prime Minister needs to urgently explain what went on in the meeting he held with the then-Minister for Urban Infrastructure Tudge and release the project selection spreadsheets shared with his office.
The Morrison Government always treats taxpayer funds like Liberal Party funds and now they are doubling down on their contempt for accountability and proper process.
Australians deserve better.