Friday, November 19, 2004

Windsor calls for DPP to handle bribery claims

The federal MP at the centre of bribery allegations says the Federal Police are taking too long to investigate the matter and he wants the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to step in.

Independent MP Tony Windsor has alleged Tamworth businessman Greg Maguire was acting on behalf of the Nationals leader John Anderson when he tried to bribe him with an overseas posting in return for vacating his northern New South Wales seat.

Mr Anderson has denied the claim and Mr Maguire is expected to release a statement later today?

Mr Windsor is standing by his version of events and says the DPP needs to immediately investigate the matter.

"It's gone on long enough, the Federal Police have obviously been a bit slow in terms of their investigations," he said.

"It's time the DPP carried out a legitimate investigation, interviewed all the witnesses and ascertained the truth from this matter."

By Corrupt Government 19 November 04