Kay Hallahan

Kay Hallahan

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    Support for action on Opposition link with Greenburg

    22/10/1992 12:00 AM
     
     
    Education Minister Kay Hallahan has backed calls for the Liberal Party to come clean on its links with jailed financier Robyn Greenburg.
     
    Mrs Hallahan said she agreed with South Australian Minister Mike Rann's calls in the SA Parliament yesterday for the Liberal Party to hand over its files on Greenburg.
     
    The Minister said Greenburg was the Liberal candidate for the seat of Port Adelaide in the 1983 Federal election.
     
    "The Government has handed over its files on the Women's Information and Referral Exchange and its relationship with the Western Women Group but the Opposition has not been as forthcoming," she said.
     
    "The community has a right to know whether the Liberal Party knew Greenburg was a bankrupt when she was selected as a candidate and why it did not make that information publicly known."
     
    Mrs Hallahan said the Pike Committee investigating the Western Women affair had failed to thoroughly explore links between the Liberal Party and Robyn Greenburg.
     
    "Two witnesses to the Committee have raised Opposition frontbencher Cheryl Edwardes' name in relation to campaign donations from the failed financier," she said.
     
    "A witness also stated that former Opposition Leader Barry MacKinnon visited the Western Women groups premises to discuss the Liberal Party's women's policy.
     
    "The Committee has made no attempt to establish whether Greenburg was a close political confidante of members of the Opposition."