Labor and Independents vote to cover up abuse of taxpayer money

The Animal Justice Party’s Andy Meddick and the Transport Matters Party’s Rod Barton today colluded with the Andrews Labor Government to cover up the use of taxpayers’ money from the public.


Labor and these independents voted against a motion seeking the tabling in the Legislative Council of documents detailing the Andrews Government’s expenditure of Victorian taxpayers’ money to campaign for Bill Shorten.


Those Victorians who have been slugged with more than $800 million of new taxes in this week’s budget will be rightly upset that the Andrews Labor Government wasted so much taxpayer money campaigning for Bill Shorten.


It’s perfectly reasonable that Victorians know the full truth behind this appalling abuse of taxpayers money and it’s disgraceful that Labor and these independents have chosen to cover up this abuse.


The motion voted down by Labor and the Animal Justice Party’s Andy Meddick and the Transport Matters Party’s Rod Barton:


That this House —

(1) notes the advertising campaign run by the Andrews Labor Government at Victorian taxpayers’ expense in the lead up to the Federal election that included television, radio, print and social media as well as advertising at sporting venues;

(2) further notes criticism that this advertising was partisan and designed to influence the outcome of the Federal election; and

(3) requires the Leader of the Government, in accordance with Standing Order 11.01, to table in the Council by 2.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 June 2019, a copy of all communication plans, Master Agency Media Services schedules and plans, invoices, payment authorisations and email communications between the Government, including Ministerial Offices and media buyers and email communications to and from third party organisations, including sporting organisations, the MCG trust, the Melbourne Cricket Club and the AFL for all television, radio, newspaper advertising, banner and electronic advertising at sporting events and online advertising for the “fair share” and related advertising campaigns in the lead up to the Federal election.


David Davis MP

Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council

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