Howard denies cancelling tasmania trip
The Federal Opposition says it wants the Federal Government to cancel Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s trip to Tasmania in the middle of the monthatm 카지노 as a result of allegations of corruption by a businessman accused of paying for the former premier’s trip.
Senator Nick Xenophon says if it isn’t canceled then the $100,000 cost of the trip is still $16,000.
“If it is not canceled then Labor will have to take the decision to either accept the Government’s decision or do the only thing that they have the capacity to do now and that is to cancel Kevin Rudd’s visit to Tasmania and cancel it,” he said.
Senator Xenophon accused Ms Gillard of breaking a promise to her electorate of Blyth in the lead up to the budget.
“It makes me incredibly nervous that if the Federal Government does not cancel that trip that Labor will be left with $16,000 and a very public embarrassment to them and to our nation,” he said.
A federal parliamentary committee this week launched an inquiry into the awarding of the $100,000 ticket to Mr Rudd for his October trip to Tasmania as well as a separate investigation into the alleged bribe paid to former premier Kevin Rudd.
Last month the Queensland Senate passed an inquiry into allegations that 라이브 바카라a high-level government official, Kevin Andrews, also paid for the tickets.
He admitted to buying the tickets and spending them for personal use.
Mr Andrews, now the Federal Secretary for the Environment and Heritage, was force카지노 게임d to stand down at the end of September when it was revealed he was having to pay back $400,000 of campaign spending.
Senator Xenophon says it is clear the Labor Party is taking an axe to people as it looks for someone of lower profile.
“There is a complete lack of accountability in Australian political parties. It may be that because of their history and their image, they are not above any sort of corruption, but it may also have something to do with the fact that they are a small party and the leader of a small party,” he said.
“They will have to have a little humility and admit that they have been caught in the middle in a situation that they certainly didn’t take part in.”
But Ms Gillard said she had been fully cooperative with the Australian Federal Police investigation into the alleged bribery.
“We have every confidence that the investigation of this matter is now closed and if it is found to be appropriate or necessary we will fully cooperat