The evidence given to IBAC by federal Labor MP Anthony Byrne is “seismic” both inside the Victorian Labor Party and federally, according to Sky News host Peta Credlin.
It comes as Andrews government frontbencher Luke Donnellan has resigned during IBAC’s first day of public hearings into ALP branch stacking allegations
Anthony Byrne told IBAC he and Mr Donnellan paid for the party memberships of people to stack out numbers in local ALP branches.
“Donnellan’s resignation makes him now the fourth Andrews government minister to resign following allegations of branch stacking including former factional boss, Adem Somyurek, and allies Marlene Kairouz and Robin Scott,” Ms Credlin said.
“For his part, the Premier Daniel Andrews is still refusing to comment on IBAC but he won’t be able to keep that up for much longer now he’s just lost his fourth minister out of this scandal, with no one inside Labor saying that he will be the last.
“There is something very rotten in the state of Victoria, and it is more than just internal party machinations … it speaks to why this state is going backwards.”