Australia politics live: NSW corruption watchdog recommends charges against ex-MP Daryl Maguire in council probe

Icac’s findings against former MP for Wagga allege he gave false evidence during its long-running inquiry; Scott Morrison denies misleading parliament over Brittany Higgins probe. Follow the latest news, livePM denies misleading parliamentFollow the NSW floods live blog Follow our global coronavirus live blog 6.07am GMT Labor’s Penny Wong is cross examining Simon Birmingham on Mathias Cormann’s campaign literature spruiking his environmental credentials – including his support for a green recovery.Birmingham said he’ll let Cormann’s words speak for themselves – but agrees that the Australian government wants to see as much uptake of low emissions technology as possible. 6.00am GMT Hi everyone, Naaman Zhou here, picking up the blog. Thanks as always to Amy Remeikis for her amazing work today. Labor’s Tanya Plibersek is on the ABC saying that the prime minister is “gaslighting” the public after the news emerged today that the Gaetjens report had been on pause for weeks.The AFP commissioner said the Gaetjens inquiry may have hampered the investigation. What would Labor have done if the police gave you that advice?It’s difficult to deal in hypotheticals here. We have a prime minister who was informed some time ago this inquiry was not ongoing and he pretended all of last week, in the federal parliament, that the inquiry was ongoing. He misled the parliament on the Gaetjens inquiry…. There’s too many rapists walking the street and instead of really trying to come to terms with this, we’ve got a prime minister who is sticking his head in the sand and trying to skate true the next few days in parliament.”Black is white, white is back. You can’t say that work is ongoing when you have been briefed that the inquiry has been paused. And then say, ‘oh, no, that’s exactly what I meant to say’.It’s an insult to the parliament, but what is much worse than it being an insult to the parliament is that it is an insult to every woman who has experienced sexual assault or who has a loved one who has experienced sexual assault and they know these tactics are used. Continue reading…

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Australia politics live: NSW corruption watchdog recommends charges against ex-MP Daryl Maguire in council probe  
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