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Investigation that cleared Michael Sukkar of wrongdoing was carried out by his old law firm | Australian politics

Australia’s finance department outsourced an investigation into allegations that the federal MP Michael Sukkar misused his taxpayer-funded staff to the assistant treasurer’s old law firm.In August the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age reported allegations of branch stacking and smear campaigns involving taxpayer-funded electorate staff in the offices of the Liberal MPs Sukkar and Kevin Andrews.That prompted Sukkar and Andrews, who denied the allegations, to refer themselves to the finance department to investigate whether there had been any misuse of their taxpayer-funded budget, a potential breach of parliamentary rules.The investigation...
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Specialist police charge seven people in Sydney’s west during two-day investigation

Specialist cops storm notorious crime hotspot in Sydney's west - charging seven people during operationAnti-bikie, highway, and dog squads executed a two-day operation in ParramattaPolice charged more than seven people and issued more than 25 infringementsThe arrests on Friday and Saturday were part of a mission to disrupt drug crimeBy Tita Smith For Daily Mail Australia Published: 07:18 BST, 18 October 2020 | Updated: 07:41 BST, 18 October 2020 Specialist police have stormed a notorious lane in Sydney's west in a two-day high-visibility operation to disrupt alcohol and drug related...
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