Defence Minister must explain fundraising debacle

Labor is calling on the Defence Minister to immediately detail exactly how the WA National Party could have planned a political fundraiser to be held on HMAS Perth.

It is utterly inappropriate for such an event to be held on any ADF facility or asset and the Defence Minister must explain how this could be allowed to happen.

The Defence Minister must immediately explain when she was made aware of the fundraiser and did she, or her office, authorise it.

Labor wants to know who knew about this fundraiser, who authorised it and when it was approved.

It’s outrageous for the ADF to be politicised in any way – and the Defence Minister must take full responsibility for this decision.

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