Original article by Samantha Maiden, Sarah McPhee
News.com.au – Page: Online : 16-Jun-20
The Victorian government has referred former minister Adem Somyurek to the state’s Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission. Somyurek has denied the allegations of branch-stacking that prompted Premier Daniel Andrews to dismiss him from the ministry, and says he will seek a police investigation into recordings that were aired on ’60 Minutes’. Somyurek has also resigned as a member of Labor’s Victorian branch, pre-empting a move by Andrews to have him expelled. Robin Scott, a factional ally of Somyurek, has resigned as the state’s Assistant Treasurer over the scandal; there is speculation that consumer affairs minister Marlene Kairouz may also resign. It has been alleged that staff members of Scott and Kairouz were involved in the branch-stacking.
AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, VICTORIA. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET, VICTORIA. INDEPENDENT BROAD-BASED ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION