Questions without notice and ministers statements: Member conduct

Questions without notice and ministers statements: Member conduct

08 August 2018

Mr PESUTTO (Hawthorn) (11:44:02) — My question is to the Attorney-General. When asked if the government would cooperate with an Ombudsman investigation into Labor’s rorting at the 2014 election, the Premier said he would fully cooperate. Instead, as Attorney-General, you spent $1 million of taxpayers money trying to thwart the Ombudsman, going as far as the High Court.

Mr Merlino interjected.

The SPEAKER — Order! The Deputy Premier will come to order.

Mr PESUTTO — While every other party cooperated, your leader refused to. Now that Victoria Police are investigating this rorting, what guarantees will you give that you will not do the same thing all over again — promise cooperation but then misuse your role as Attorney-General to hinder and obstruct the police investigation, all in order to protect yourself and other ministers from possible criminal charges?

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