Bill Shorten MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME. SHADOW MINISTER FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICES.MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG.
BILL SHORTEN SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE NDIS SHADOW MINISTER FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICES MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG TROUBLE IN PARADISE
The revelations that a Government MP failed to declare his patronage of a bowls club that was awarded $9,725 from the Government has a familar ring to it. Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie was forced to stand down from cabinet for failing to disclose her membership of a gun club that received a $36,000 Government grant. On February 2 Prime Minister Scott Morrison held a press conference to announce Ms McKenzie’s resignation. Mr Morrison said: “On the basis of that – and that is the conflict of interest and the failure to disclose – the Minister has tendered her resignation to me this afternoon.” He also said: “Standards, as I say, are about accountability.” The question is: Will the Prime Minister enforce the same standard for Liberal MP and honorary patron of the Paradise Point bowls club, Stuart Robert, the PM’s ex-flatmate? Or does the PM have one standard for members of the National Party he considers expendable and another for his Liberal mates? WEDNESDAY, 4 MARCH 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: LIAM HOULIHAN 0438 366 400
Authorised by P. Erickson, ALP, Canberra