Mullighan inquiry victims demand action
Mr Newman says the findings of the inquiry will have to wait for a full inquiry into the conduct of the forme????r prime minister.
“A second set of victims will get the opportunity to meet him,” Mr Newman said.
“They’ve certainly shown their anger but they have to give their judgment on what occurred.
“All that has to be said is that it is a terrible day in the history of this nation and a terrible stain on our country.
“The victims deserve to know.”
“We’ve seen terrible allegations of corruption, bribeXO ???ry and deceit brought to light, but for the first time, we’re seeing that there was a very serious investigation of the Prime Minister????‘s Office in relation to these activities, which I think is the greatest sign yet of accountability that has taken place in Australia’s politics.”
Mr Newman says the inquiry would also seek to find out where allegations of corruption and bullying were raised inside the Government.
Mr Newman says Labor has had many good things in his term, including a new environment minister who is also an advocate for family-friendly causes, while the Opposition has had some bad things too.
He says the public will also be asked whether Mr Newman was properly informed of events when he took office, and if he acted inappropriately.
“If it’s proven in my mind that the Liberal Party tried to sabotage the independent inquiry, that there was a cover-up, that the allegations were a lie, it was an attempt to subvert it,” Mr Newman said.
“I’ve never tried to intimidate the police who are investigating allegations of corruption and bullying, and I’m extremely disappointed that they’re having to face the public.”
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