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Mar 24, 2014

Saville’s Shout: politics’ revolving door … antisocial app …

With Australia allowing -- even encouraging -- politicians to profit from holding ministerial portfolios once they retire from politics, is it any wonder Arthur Sinodinos is in hot water?

Margot Saville — <em>Crikey</em> Sydney reporter

Margot Saville

Crikey Sydney reporter

The best government money can buy. If Australia had a version of the “revolving-door rule”, then Senator Arthur Sinodinos would not now be sweating on his appearance before the New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption. The alleged conflicts of interests in the dealings of Sinodinos and Eddie Obeid have highlighted the completely unregulated traffic between private enterprise, government and the lobbying industry in this country and why this should be changed.

It is a scandal that Australia does not have a rule aimed at preventing politicians and staffers from leaving government and going straight to work in the sector they have previously regulated, or to a highly paid job in a lobbying firm.

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3 thoughts on “Saville’s Shout: politics’ revolving door … antisocial app …

  1. Dogs breakfast

    Cloak, fantastic, finally an app I’m interested in! 🙂

  2. MJPC

    Reference the , not so good, Senator. I am looking forward to the questioning of the ‘witness” regarding how he justified ripping off the NSW Taxpayer.
    It was bad enough he was in league with the Obied clan from the other side of parliament, and they are all corrupt, but which journo has questioned the Senator on what justified him and his motley crew to rip off the taxpayers, surely there is a law somewhere on the statutes that covers gouging and lack of ethics?
    Greed shows no allegiance, and many bedfellows.

  3. Margot Saville

    good comments, thanks.

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