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Parakeelia - looks like a rort Liberals want to keep

Media Release
Lee Rhiannon 17 Jun 2016

Commenting on the ongoing Parakeelia scandal engulfing the Turnbull government Greens democracy spokesperson Lee Rhiannon said:

"In the wake of the latest political donation scandal to engulf the Liberal Party Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should have committed to far reaching political donations reform to stamp out Parakeelia type scandals.

"The Prime Minister's failure to commit to a major clean up of political donations suggests that the Liberals want to keep the door open to dodgy ways of raising money.

"Reports about money from Liberal MPs allowances going to Parakeelia and from Parakeelia to the Liberal party should have been a wakeup call for the Prime Minister to give the strongest commitment to reform and to spell out what those changes would cover.

"The hands off approach of the PM suggests that political donation reform is off the agenda for the Coalition.

"Not only does the Parakeelia deal look like a rort, it now looks like a rort the Coalition government wants to continue.

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