Oct 26, 2020

MOTIONS – Morrison Government – Monday, 26 October 2020

Mr ALBANESE (GrayndlerLeader of the Opposition) (14:54): I seek leave to move the following motion:

That the House:

(1) notes the Morrison Government is weighed down by scandal and integrity issues, including:

(a) the corrupt sports rorts scheme, with colour-spreadsheets used to divide up taxpayer money, and emails going in and out of the Prime Minister’s office;

(b) airport rorts in which the Government paid $30 million for a piece of land worth $3 million;

(c) stacking the Administrative Appeals Tribunal with Liberal mates;

(d) paying a Liberal Party mate and former Crosby Textor pollster more than a million dollars for taxpayer-funded market research;

(e) the Prime Minister’s Office recommending long-term Liberal mate Peter Crone for a lucrative Government contract;

(f) the ASIC Chair and former Deputy Chair together claiming more than $180,000 to which they weren’t entitled;

(g) Australia Post spending $20,000 on Cartier watches;

(h )reports the Assistant Treasurer used taxpayer-funded staff to branch stack; and

(i) the Minister for Energy being involved in too many scandals to count; and

(2) therefore condemns the Prime Minister for treating taxpayers’ money as though it is his own.

 

Leave not granted.

 

Mr ALBANESE: I move:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Leader of the Opposition from moving the following motion forthwith:

That the House:

(1) notes the Morrison Government is weighed down by scandal and integrity issues, including:

(a) the corrupt sports rorts scheme, with colour-spreadsheets used to divide up taxpayer money, and emails going in and out of the Prime Minister’s office;

(b) airport rorts in which the Government paid $30 million for a piece of land worth $3 million;

(c) stacking the Administrative Appeals Tribunal with Liberal mates;

(d) paying a Liberal Party mate and former Crosby Textor pollster more than a million dollars for taxpayer-funded market research;

(e) the Prime Minister’s Office recommending long-term Liberal mate Peter Crone for a lucrative Government contract;

(f) the ASIC Chair and former Deputy Chair together claiming more than $180,000 to which they weren’t entitled;

(g) Australia Post spending $20,000 on Cartier watches;

(h )reports the Assistant Treasurer used taxpayer-funded staff to branch stack; and

(i) the Minister for Energy being involved in too many scandals to count; and

(2) therefore condemns the Prime Minister for treating taxpayers’ money as though it is his own.

 

Leave not granted.

 

The watch is ticking on the need for a national integrity commission, and the rot starts at the top.