Fingers are now ‘pointed very clearly’ amid calls for new Labor red shirts investigation

There are now fingers being pointed and “pointed very clearly” amid calls to refer Premier Daniel Andrews to the IBAC over Labor’s red shirts scandal, says Victorian Liberal frontbencher Richard Riordan.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews will have to bat away renewed calls for him to be referred to the state’s anti-corruption body over the 2014 election red shirts rort.

Former Labor minister Adem Somyurek will put forward a motion to Victoria’s upper house seeking that the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Committee (IBAC) launch a probe into what he has described as a “gold-standard rort”.

“When we had the famous Ombudsman’s report that came out and said the whole thing was an artifice, it was money stolen, it was all misuse of public funds – nothing could be prosecuted because there were no fingers pointed,’ Mr Riordan said.

“But we now have fingers being pointed, and pointed very clearly.”

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