ANDREW GILES MP
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 privatisation of Australia's visa system has descended into complete chaos.
According to Australian Electoral Commission records it appears that entities associated with close mate of Scott Morrison, Scott Briggs, have recently donated a total of around $300,000 to the Liberal Party.
AEC records indicate that an entity called Southern Strategy, of which Scott Briggs is a director, donated $165,000 to the Liberal Party. While it is not clear what, if anything, Southern Strategy does, its registered address is the same as Australian Visa Processing - which is one of two consortiums bidding to run Australia's visa processing system.
Now according to reports in the Guardian, Mr Briggs claims that the donation never existed.
This smells fishy and it looks dodgy.
The only pub test this would pass is a pub owned by a trust - run by one of Scott Morrison's mates.
If this really is an error, then the Liberal Party must give a full and proper explanation.
It's quite extraordinary that a donation for $165,000 to the Liberal Party has been attributed to an entity that denies the donation ever existed.
Is it any wonder the Australian people are losing faith in our politics?
It's time for Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton to come clean and stop privatising Australia's visa system.
Enough is enough. The Morrison Government must stop its plan to privatise Australia's visa system, immediately.