BY SHANE DOWLING ON APRIL 10, 2022 • ( 14 COMMENTS )
Scott Morrison was exposed on Thursday (7/4/2022) as being the key decision maker, in collusion with Governor-General David Hurley, for giving $18 million of taxpayer’s money to a charity, The Australian Future Leaders Foundation Limited, that doesn’t exist except on paper.
What makes this matter so scandalous is because we have 2 witnesses that have identified Scott Morrison as being personally involved and the decision maker to hand over the $18 million and one of those witnesses is Governor-General David Hurley. Normally Scott Morrison would duck and weave and blame others, but he won’t be able to get out of it this time unless he blames the Governor-General David Hurley and then we probably have a constitutional crisis in the making if we are not already there.
Scams like this have been a common theme with Scott Morrison and his government with one example being the awarding of contracts in 2019 totalling $423 million to the company Paladin who had virtually no money or assets and their head office was at a beach shack on Kangaroo Island.
The Australian Future Leaders Foundation Limited is reported to “have no office, website or staff, apart from three directors” and:
Several sources have told the ABC that its executive officer and director, Chris Hartley, boasted that he secured federal support more than a year before it was publicly announced. Promotional brochures published early last year, and seen by the ABC, claimed vice-regal and government endorsement of the program.
Months after Mr Hartley declared the program had government support, he registered the Australian Future Leaders Foundation Limited as a charity in April 2021, with an official launch held at Admiralty House in May.
And the government refuses to provide answers about charity listing. (Click here to read more)
Then on Friday (8/4/22) it was reported: The Governor-General David Hurley personally lobbied Prime Minister Scott Morrison about a leadership program that was later allocated more than $18 million in federal funding.
For the past two years Mr Hartley, who is one of the three directors of the foundation and its secretary, gathered support for his leadership program and successfully asked the Governor-General to pitch the proposal to the Prime Minister.
The ABC has seen correspondence in which Mr Hartley boasted that the Governor-General had given a PowerPoint presentation to Mr Morrison in late 2020.
A spokesperson for the Governor-General confirmed there had been “several conversations” between him and Mr Morrison dating back to 2020. (Click here to read more)
Since when has it been the role of the Governor-General to promote to the Prime Minister a charity that is not registered, does not have an office, does not have a website or staff? The Governor-General should be called before a Senate estimates hearing to explain his conduct.
David Hurley, Scott Morrison (both seated) and, the man who could see them both put in jail if he wins the 2022 election and introduces a Federal ICAC, Anthony Albanese (standing).