Liberal Leader Zed Seselja has announced his take on the audit into his office’s timesheets, and he says it’s good news for him:
A detailed audit by a former Royal Commissioner into the office of ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja has found ‘no member of staff received any unintended payment or benefit to which they were not entitled.’
The report also confirmed ‘The office has acted very promptly in bringing the records up to date,’ and that ‘the records currently comply.’
Furthermore, the report has said ‘The audit team was of the view that overall Mr Faulkner probably had claimed less credit for hours than he had actually worked.’ It concluded that ‘available evidence supported the views expressed by Mr Faulkner.’
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Mr Seselja said today’s findings are in stark contrast to the $15,000 in ACT Labor Minister’s staff were overpaid in undocumented leave, which the Auditor General found amounted to ‘improperly obtaining a benefit to which the employee is not entitled,’ and called on Katy Gallagher to apologise for her dishonest, cowardly and hypocritical smear campaign against the Opposition.
“This is a comprehensive vindication of the position I have put forward from day one, including extensive statements to the public and the Assembly,” Mr Seselja said. “I remain deeply disappointed that Katy Gallagher and the Greens chose to ignore this and push a taxpayer-funded inquiry which now has confirmed my statement to the Assembly some months ago.
Game on for the election then.