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Liberals call on police to reopen Labor red shirts investigation

The Coalition wants Victoria Police to renew its investigation into Labor’s 2014 red shirts rort and potentially pursue criminal charges against MPs named in the misuse of about $388,000 of public money.

  • Adam Carey
  • The Age

Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton was grilled by Liberal MPs on Wednesday about why the police abandoned an investigation into Labor’s misuse of parliamentary funds to campaign in marginal seats in 2014.

Reds 1aMr Ashton said in parliament that police dropped the investigation in part because the vague language of parliament’s rules meant any case was guaranteed to…

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