Statement from the Leader of the Opposition

Tonight’s 60 Minutes/The Age story shows the Andrews Labor Government is corrupt to the core; working to keep themselves in power rather than working for Victorians.

Political corruption under Daniel Andrews must end.

Tonight’s revelations on corruption within the Andrews Labor Government shows a shocking failure of judgement by Daniel Andrews. Andrews has twice appointed Adem Somyurek as a Minister, even restoring him back to Cabinet after sacking him for alleged bullying.

In backing Adem Somyurek, Daniel Andrews put his own political interests ahead of the interests of Victorians. Andrews bears full responsibility for the actions of his Ministers.

Ministers Adem Somyurek, Robin Scott and Marlene Kairouz must be immediately stood down, their staff should be stood down and their Ministerial and Electorate Offices should be secured pending an investigation by IBAC and Victoria Police.

Tonight’s revelations indicate that the law has been broken and crimes have been committed. If Labor Ministers and MPs don’t face the full force of the law, Victorians can have no faith in the justice system under Labor.

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