On untrustworthy governments

John Kotsopoulos writes: Re. “Politicians apparently very keen to demonstrate why they can’t be trusted” (Friday)

“In Victoria, the rorting of taxpayer funds for political purposes by the Andrews Labor government was confirmed by the state’s ombudsman, elevating the Victorian Labor Party to the unenviable status of the country’s most scandal-plagued government.”

Really, Bernard?  You realise of course the Libs and the Greens combined to exclude their parties from any scrutiny by the Ombudsman. Even Tom Elliott has admitted that as a past volunteer he has seen the blurring of lines and the likely crossing of lines when it comes to the use of electoral staff for campaigning.


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