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Ban on political donations urgent in light of Crown scandal: Greens

Greens spokesperson for Gambling Hon Alison Xamon MLC has welcomed this morning’s announcement of an impending Royal Commission into the suitability of Crown to hold WA’s only casino licence – and called on the major parties to get rid of dirty money received in donations from the gambling giant.

Ms Xamon said it was about time Crown was thoroughly investigated and, in the meantime, the WA Government had a responsibility to distance itself from ethically unsound businesses, operating poorly and lacking in transparency.

Worrying lack of rules or requirements for government spending of almost $300 million in grant money

Greens spokesperson for Integrity Alison Xamon MLC expressed serious concerns over the findings of the Auditor General's report into Grants Administration which was publicly released today.

"The Auditor General identified a worrying ongoing lack of rules, requirements or guidelines to assess and fund grants across public agencies, including election commitment grants," said Ms Xamon.

Ms Xamon said that only 2 of the 8 public agencies audited had good grant administration practices across all of the audit criteria.


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