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Questions For Christian Porter Over Blind Trust Donation

14 September 2021

Christian Porter’s claim to have no idea who funded his million dollar legal case is an outrageous abuse of his office.

MARK DREYFUS
SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL
SHADOW MINISTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM
MEMBER FOR ISAACS 

QUESTIONS FOR CHRISTIAN PORTER OVER BLIND TRUST DONATION

Christian Porter’s claim to have no idea who funded his million dollar legal case is an outrageous abuse of his office.

The declaration filed today by Mr Porter regarding his failed defamation action against the ABC is a disgrace, and the Prime Minister must immediately demand Mr Porter come clean about who his donors are.

The Australian people need to know who set this trust up, who funded it, how much they donated, and whether they expected to get anything in return for these donations.

If Mr Porter genuinely doesn’t know who his donors are he shouldn’t accept their money. Did the money come from criminals? A foreign power? Apparently Mr Porter doesn’t care. 

Other questions Mr Porter must answer include: 

  • Were any of these donors from overseas?
  • Were any of these donors lobbyists?
  • Were any of these donors beneficiaries of decisions made by Mr Porter – or do they stand to benefit from decisions Mr Porter may make in the future? 

The Australian people deserve immediate answers to these questions.

TUESDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2021