Albanese slams diabolical donations crisis

Original article by Brad Norington
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 2-Sep-19

Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has criticised the culture of Labor’s New South Wales branch in the wake of the scandal over a $100,000 cash donation from a Chinese property developer. He says there are clearly accountability issues within NSW Labor and has called for a review into how the scandal occurred. However, Albanese has rejected a proposal to relocate NSW Labor’s head office, which is currently close to Sydney’s Chinatown precinct. Meanwhile, there is speculation that suspended NSW Labor secretary Kaila Murnain could potentially face criminal charges over her role in the scandal.

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We’re in a terrible state: NSW Labor leader

Original article by Brad Norington
The Australian – Page: 1 & 2 : 30-Aug-19

New South Wales Labor leader Jodi McKay says Kaila Murnain will not return to her role as the party’s general secretary following her suspension on 28 August. McKay adds that she cannot understand how the scandal over a $100,000 cash donation to NSW Labor was allowed to ‘fester’ for so long. She also says Labor is unlikely to win office in the state until it regains the trust of voters. Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese has declined to comment on the donations scandal in NSW.

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NSW Labor suspends party’s HQ boss

Original article by Brad Norington
The Australian – Page: 1 & 6 : 29-Aug-19

Labor’s New South Wales branch has suspended its general secretary, Kaila Murnain, as the scandal over political donations from a Chinese property developer deepens. Murnain appeared before the Independent Commission Against Corruption on 28 August, where she admitted that she had been aware of the illegal donation in September 2016 but had remained silent about it on the advice of Labor’s lawyer Ian Robertson. Labor’s NSW parliamentary leader Jodi McKay says she immediately took action to have Murnain suspended.

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Petch challenges graft findings

Original article by Leesha McKenny
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: 14 : 23-Oct-14

Former Ryde City Council mayor Ivan Petch wants the Supreme Court of New South Wales to overturn an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) ruling that he engaged in corrupt conduct. Amongst other things, ICAC found that he tried to improperly influence the council’s former manager and deliberately disclosed confidential information. Petch was suspended from the city council in mid-2014

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