Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 2 November 2017) . . Page.. 4901 ..
people in the Labor Party who were facing court action and fines, there would not be many members left. That is your secretary. That is the secretary of the Labor Party who says that. Mr Pettersson over there continues to snigger.
This is not just isolated to the political arm of the party. We see the infection spread into this place. We saw it last year, Madam Speaker, when you were previously the police minister. The Chief Police Officer came into this place to brief the police minister on ongoing investigations into the CFMEU. The CFMEU had been investigated by the police. There was a briefing provided to the police minister on those investigations. That was then leaked from the former police minister’s office to the CFMEU. Let me quote—there are numerous quotes on this—from the Australian:
ACT Police chief Rudi Lammers said the leaks had occurred early last year, and came to police attention in April, when they became aware of a conversation between Ms Hawthorne—
the former police minister’s chief of staff—
and CFMEU ACT Secretary Dean Hall, believed to have been recorded by trade union royal commission investigators.
Mr Lammers said police had found evidence of “ongoing releases of information” throughout the latter half of last year.
That is the sort of behaviour that led to the police minister’s resignation and infects this government.
I commend Mr Coe for bringing this motion forward and shining a light on what is corrupt conduct. Let me be very clear: this is a government, a party, which is profiteering from the misery of problem gamblers through a massive pokie empire. That is corrupt.
This is a party, a government, legislating and governing, providing information through back channels on behalf of themselves and their mates. That is corrupt. This is a party, a government, doing sweetheart deals, property deals, which financially benefit themselves as ALP members and their mates through the CFMEU. That is corruption.
I commend this motion to the Assembly.
MS FITZHARRIS (Yerrabi—Minister for Health, Minister for Transport and City Services and Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research) (11.50): I am very proud to be part of this progressive government, this good government, with a positive plan for renewal across our city and our suburbs, a government committed to equality and giving everyone a chance—a government of integrity and openness with the Canberra community—and proud especially to serve under this Chief Minister who has proven himself not only to his colleagues but to the Canberra community over multiple elections, including one as Deputy Chief Minister and one as Chief Minister just over a year ago. Indeed, it was an endorsement of a member and a leader