Opposition takes Napthine allegations to IBAC

State opposition leader Daniel Andrews has forwarded a letter to the Independent Broard-Based Anti-Corruption commission (IBAC) about his concerns premier Napthine was involves in a conflict of interest. Picture: FAIRFAX

State opposition leader Daniel Andrews has forwarded a letter to the Independent Broard-Based Anti-Corruption commission (IBAC) about his concerns premier Napthine was involves in a conflict of interest. Picture: FAIRFAX

ALLEGATIONS by the Victorian Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews that Premier Denis Napthine was involved in a conflict of interest over a $1.5 million state government grant and land sale to the Midfield Group have been handed to the Victorian Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC).

An IBAC spokeswoman said it had received a letter from Mr Andrews about his concerns.

“IBAC assesses all complaints and notifications on their merits to determine whether it should investigate, refer or dismiss a matter,” the spokeswoman said.

“For legal and operational reasons it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage,” she said.

Dr Napthine has denied any conflict of interest over the grant from the government’s $1 billion Regional Growth Fund to the Midfield Group.

Mr Andrews has called for an IBAC probe into Dr Napthine’s relationship with Colin McKenna, the head of the Midfield group.

He has expressed concern that Dr Napthine was a part-owner of racehorse Spin the Bottle with Mr McKenna.

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