Daniel Andrews continues to fail the integrity test as he today doubles down on his defence of Labor’s Red Shirts Rorter.
In 2018, the Victorian Ombudsman found John Lenders to be the “principal architect” of Labor red shirts rort – an “artifice” which saw $388,000 of taxpayer money misused for Labor’s 2014 election campaign.
The Ombudsman stated that Mr Lenders carried “the greatest share of responsibility” for the scheme and that his actions had “crossed the line”.
Furthermore, today’s Ombudsman report into the Red Shirts rort found Daniel Andrews was “involved and immersed” in the scheme.
Despite these findings, Daniel Andrews has today stated that Mr Lenders is a “person of the highest integrity”.
These comments come two days after the Premier stated that Mr Lenders is “somebody that I respect”.
Shadow Minister for Government Scrutiny, Louise Staley, said Daniel Andrews continues to fail the integrity test and will never take responsibility for the culture of corruption he has overseen.
“When it comes to Daniel Andrews it’s always someone else’s fault, he’s in charge but never held to account.”
“The Ombudsman has found Andrews knew about this corrupt scheme to get him re-elected and turned a blind eye.”
“Instead of acting to clean up his grubby party, Daniel Andrews continues to defend and promote the mastermind behind a $388,000 theft of taxpayers money.”
“Remember this November - the only way to clean up the Government is to vote them out.”
Louise Staley MP
Shadow Minister for Government Scrutiny