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So @PeterDutton_MP expects an integrity commission to investigate @AustralianLabor’s links to @AusUnions? 😂 Australia does have something called freedom of association, being associated with a TU isn’t corrupt, @PeterHartcherAO. #auspol #federalICAC
How quickly even you have forgotten @HonTonyAbbott’s politicised #TURC, @PeterHartcherAO. What did that turn up? 😂 #auspol #federalICAC
A #federalICAC could hardly stand accused of being politicised simply for investigating #carpork #carparkrorts, #sportsrorts & #grantsrorts or @PeterDutton_MP awarding a half billion dollar fed gov contract to his mates at #Paladin without a tender process. List goes on. #auspol
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Is PM Scott Morrison a liar? It's a question that is being asked now on the international stage.

A Crikey investigation reveals the answer is, "yes", the PM is a systemic and unremitting public liar.

And we've got the proof:…
#scottytheliar #auspol
Back in May, we published #ScoMosDossier – a list of lies and falsehoods delivered by the prime minister since he took office, on issues of national importance.

Since then, the list has grown.

Here's why we published the list:… #auspol #scottytheliar
Today we have 39 lies and falsehoods – and we'll be adding more later today because these lies just keep coming from Scott Morrison.

Here's his first lie about Australia's climate targets #climateaction #auspol #scottytheliar
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@australian 23 March #BrittanyHiggins is raped in the office of the Minister of Defence, Linda Reynolds by Bruce Lehrmann. Lehrmann had worked for Reynolds at one time. The office is quite near Morrison’s.

As soon as word travels, the office is cleaned.

@australian At some time Ms Higgins is called for a meeting IN THE ROOM WHERE THE RAPE OCCURRED

4 April a meeting between Reynolds’ office & 2 others to nut out what was to be done.

5 April Lehrmann’s PH employment is terminated. Now, keep that date in mind. It’s important.

@australian #ScottyTheGaslighter invites media to watch him pray. Sure thing. 21 April it rolls on up. Through the campaign, it’s been gleefully going along with the 🧢🍺 bad-Labor shtick. Meanwhile #CarparkRorts is occurring (#SportsRorts on steroids) @JoshFrydenberg knew all about it.

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National #Integrity Commission update!

In Feb, we spoke with His Honour Anthony Whealy QC and Federal Independent for Indi @helenhainesindi. Watch that discussion here:

We caught up with Anthony again last week for an update: .
The Gmt committed to introduce a #FederalICAC in 2018 and again in 2019 prior to the last federal election. But:

❌ no Gmt bill has yet been tabled in the federal parliament;
❌ the Gmt has made no allowance in the recent federal budget for implementing an integrity body; and
❌ we have heard nothing in response to the many submissions on their model for a federal integrity commission.

By contrast, @helenhainesindi has introduced her own private member's bill but the Gmt has not allowed parliament to debate it.
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Last year I asked the Auditor-General to investigate the Morrison Government’s commuter car park program.

His report has just been tabled.

It has shocked me.

This is sports rorts on an industrial scale.

This program was always about buying votes, not addressing the real needs of suburban commuters.

It’s the centrepiece of a $4.8 billion fund, the Urban Congestion Fund, that has also been mired in controversy for project delays and delivering 83% of its funding to target seats.
With #carparkrorts it’s a staggering 87% of funds to Coalition or target seats.

(Amazing when you the remember Labor holds the majority of urban seats.)

Due perhaps to a selection process including Liberal MPs!
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8. Searingly honest and revelatory account of the a good journalist’s internal voices on a story like this, and the external constraints on publication. I RELATED BIG TIME.

Superb, Tory. I would have made the same decision as you for the same reason, until she’ ready let it be.
9. Succinct summary of investigation state of play by @osbornep

10. Backgrounder thread by @CroweDM on the NSW Police statement closing its investigation.
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What are you likely to get if you vote LNP at the next election?

You may end up getting a pay cut. They'll be emboldened to implement industrial relations reform (aka Workchoices 2).

What will you be able to do about it after the election? Nothing.

Put LNP last on every ballot
What are you likely to get if you vote LNP at the next election?

You may end up having your superannuation obliterated. Too bad if you were looking forward to having a comfortable retirement.

Hope you enjoy working until you drop.

Put LNP last on every ballot.
What are you likely to get if you vote LNP at the next election?

The continuation of the incarceration of children on Christmas Island. They have been there over 1000 days. How would you feel if they were related to you?

We can fix this.

Put LNP last on every ballot.
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Sport Australia has redacted the entire list of #sportsrorts projects whose agreements were signed after the notional 30 June 2019 deadline. All they give is dates, the rest is subject to public interest immunity claim. #auspol
So we won't know which the 290 ineligible projects that got funding were - see this story:…
To clarify - this isn't a freedom of information request, this is an answer to a question on notice to the Senate sports grants inquiry. Still, terrible, and their response to FOI probs would've been even worse.
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IDK how many feel as I do that the Morrison lead government will not bring out #Budget2021
For all thinking people it appears the we are now in an undeclared Federal election campaign
The impact of the Opposition`s attack on all of Morrison`s failures
has finally cut through
Media cannot find positives to promote this LNP government any further
A further eroding of the Democratic process in shutting down debate in #HoR question time cannot be defended by the #MSM, nor can it be glossed over
Also, the impact of the new US Biden admin with it`s #NetZeroBy2050 & return to the #ParisAgreement will see Morrison not only further sidelined by global powers it will see him totally isolated in #ClimateChangeDenialism

The impact on reducing #covidstimulus
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Hey @David_Speers

I hear you've come down with an bad case of selective amnesia, for some reason you seem to think @ScottMorrisonMP has had a 'good' year?

I've created a brief reminder of Morrison's 2020 Fuck-Ups in an Advent Calendar just for you
#auspol #insiders
Day 1: January

Morrison sparks protests calling for his sacking around Australia. Angry Australians are not happy with him going to Hawaii while Australia burned.

Remember you called it a 'misstep' Dave?

Morrison visits Cobargo
#auspol #insiders
Day 2: February

Bridget McKenzie resigns after weeks of Morrison defending her, the #Sportsrorts scandal is traced all the way back to the Prime Minister's office.

#auspol #insiders…
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Never forget all the times the Liberal–National Coalition has shown us their true colours. #ScottyTheMisogynist #ScottyFromMisogyny
#MeToo  #AusPol #ScottyTheBully #NotaLeaderJustaLiberal

A thread 👇
1. Scott Morrison saying men should rise before women do.…
2. Refusing to even look up from their phones in a disgusting display of unprofessionalism while a women speaks in parliament.
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#GladysGate (Thanks @RonniSalt ) is $250M of shredded documents. #sportsrorts was $100M of Pork Barelling, #CDGgate (community Development Grants was $1.1BILLION of Pork Barelling #regionalgate (Regional Grants schemes was $714Million of Pork Barelling. Read about the Sport,CDG's
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Future Rorts: Why buy one election when you can buy three?… via @MichaelWestBiz
“The Government has teed up a “community chest” of future rorts to target marginal seats in two more elections. The blatant manipulation of voters does not end with #sportsrorts and other assorted grants rorts.”
“Jommy Tee has uncovered a cunning plan which could see Community Development Grants pork-barrel another two election campaigns.”
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Last night’s #budget2020 did not include a single cent of funding towards the establishment of a Federal anti-corruption commission, despite the Morrison government promising to establish one since December 2018 #AusPol
Just over a year ago the #Greens Federal ICAC passed the @AuSenate with only the Morrison government voting against it. If there was any desire to establish a Federal #ICAC from the Morrison government they would have brought our bill on for a vote, but they still haven’t #AusPol
In February of this year, the @AuSenate again voted to compekl the Morrison government to bring on our #ICAC bill for a vote in the House of Reps. Again, nothing happened #AusPol
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Imagine if this "smoking gun" had been story of day that @BreakfastNews promoted, instead of their gullible team running with #Newscorp rubbish. I cannot find any coverage on #ABC of this critical element in #sportsrorts saga. #auspol…
"Officials from ANAO revealed to Senate talking points written by McKenzie’s senior adviser were basis for its conclusion the grant program was skewed to target marginal seats."
Also, "the talking points written by McKenzie’s senior adviser were the basis for its conclusion the community sport infrastructure grant program was skewed to target and marginal seats."
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Australian Government Corruption Scandals
#RubyPrincess & @PeterDutton_MP Thread: 1/17
Australian Government Corruption Scandals
#NCCC & Neville Power @FortescueNews 2/17
Australian Government Corruption Scandals
#SportsRorts & @senbmckenzie 3/17
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For those ppl following the #sportsrorts scandal - Phil Gaetjens is appearing now before the Senate Select Committee into the Administration of Sports Grants

You can watch live here:…

Phil Gaetjens has just confirmed to #sportsrorts inquiry that he didn't check if Bridget McKenzie acted lawfully- he says it wasn't his job (it was)- says it was Attorney General's (but the AG didn't check McKenzie was acting lawfully)

He says he saw no need to check
Discussing proper use of caretaker conventions at #sportsrorts inquiry & $40 million being approved AFTER caretaker

Sen Katy Gallagher @SenKatyG: "Do you think the allocation of $40 million after caretaker had kicked in is in adherence with the caretaker conventions?"
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Hey @sussanley

Today you announced another $200 million for recycling

I've got a few questions for you....just want to make sure I've got my facts right.

This announcement was made at The Pact Group, right?
Here's a pic of you, Trevor Evans & Sanjay Dayal at Pact
Now, is that the same Pact Group that recorded a shock $320 million half-year loss in Feb 2019?

What's their annual report looking like this year?

Where are PACT getting the hundreds of millions of dollars from for this investment?
Is it also the same Pact Group whose Executive Chairman Raphael Geminder was seen at a Liberal Party fundraiser in in March 2019 with Josh Frydenberg & Greg Hunt?

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#sportsrorts ICYMI (not that there's any doubt):
"At 12.45pm, the Prime Minister's office emailed Senator McKenzie's office to ask that a $500,000 grant in the seat of Kennedy - held by renegade independent MP Bob Katter - be dropped and the same amount instead be given to the..
Hawthorn Malvern Hockey Centre. The centre is in the electorate of Kooyong, held by Liberal frontbencher Josh Frydenberg.
Senator McKenzie's office resisted, claiming the Kennedy project was "a very important one for the region" and the sport minister was due to visit the seat...
with the LNP candidate who had been lobbying for the money.
"The sport minister's office relented after the Prime Minister's office pointed out the project had already received $3 million in funding..."
Sure the PMO wasn't calling the shots.…
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Hey @senbmckenzie

I've been having a little squizz at your written submission to the Senate Select Committee on Administration of Sports Grants

Mind if I ask you a few questions?
#auspol #sportsrorts #insiders
Ping - Select Committee on Administration of Sports Grants
@AnthonyChisholm @janet_rice @SenatorAbetz @mattjcan @nitagreenqld

@AlboMP @RichardMarlesMP @SenatorWong

Sen McKenzie's Submission source:…
#auspol #sportsrorts
Firstly, why did you use a green texta to sign the cover letter of your submission to the Committee?

It may seem slightly trivial but it's a highly unusual thing to do when signing a legal document. Official docs are to be signed in blue or black ink
#auspol #sportsrorts
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With some normalcy returning to the parliament, the scandal surrounding a pre-election cash splash on community sporting clubs is once again bubbling to the surface. #abc730 @latingle #sportsrorts #auspol
Paper trail now shows PM’s office instructing McKenzie to get its approval on grants; & that @ScottMorrisonMP office intervened to have specific applications approved; & that PM’s office told McKenzie’s office to discuss grants with @LiberalAus machine. @latingle #abc730 #auspol
That not only gives the @ScottMorrisonMP a case to answer but runs against his statement to parliament in February that it was @senbmckenzie who had the power to authorise grants. @latingle #abc730 #auspol #sportsrorts
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If we loose the entire conference season - as looks likely - we are going to have to find alternatives. Perhaps @AcademicsLaw and @legalscholars could explore virtual conferences/workshops this year - with the advantage of inherent international collaboration
Given the theme of the @AcademicsLaw conference is the future of the legal academy, this seems particularly appropriate
I would love to have an e-workshop on twitter and the law - I know there was a US conference on this theme a few years back -i think @lawprofblawg was involved
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