Speeches | March 07, 2017
Victorian Parliament – 7 March 2017 - Ms Kealy - It has been 10 long days since the Labor Speaker and Labor Deputy Speaker resigned in absolute disgrace following media reports of extensive rorting of the second residence allowance. It is appalling that two senior positions of leadership and respect within the Parliament have been treated with such contempt. I cannot fathom why the former Deputy Speaker, guilty of rorting in excess of $100 000 of taxpayers money, is not guilty enough to repay that money. By failing to make the former Deputy Speaker repay this rorted money, the Premier is complicit in his support of this vile culture within the Labor Party. Premier Andrews must stop the cover-up of the culture of rorting in his Labor government and get the money repaid immediately.