NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson Robbo under scrutiny over McGurkbribe

27 November 2013 1:11 PM

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NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson Robbo under scrutiny over McGurkbribe

THE government has ordered an inquiry into Opposition Leader John Robertson's conduct following revelations he was offered a $3 million bribe by murdered standover man Michael McGurk.

The Daily Telegraph revealed last month that McGurk offered Mr Robertson the money in an attempt to buy Currawong, which was owned by Unions NSW.

Mr Robertson, who at the time was the head of Unions NSW, did not report the bribe offer to police.

Nationals MP Trevor Khan gave notice in parliament last night that a parliamentary committee would hold a wide-ranging inquiry into the sale.

It will examine the "ministerial propriety of the actions and statements" of Mr Robertson, including whether he breached the code of conduct by not disclosing the bribe offer when he entered parliament. Mr Robertson declined to comment last night.

The inquiry will also examine the "ministerial propriety" of any statements by ministers or MPs in state and federal parliament about the sale.

Source: news.com.au

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