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Questions Matthew Guy Must Answer About Lobster With Mobster Scandal

09 August 2017
  1. Who chose the venue?
  2. Who organised the guest list?
  3. How many people attended – was it 20, 12, or seven?
  4. Who paid for the food and wine?
  5. What was discussed at the dinner?
  6. Was any potential rezoning of farmland in Melbourne’s south east discussed?
  7. Did Mr Guy make any promises about Liberal Party policy?
  8. Mr Guy said yesterday he didn’t drink any of the luxury Penfold Grange wine on offer, but today he has admitted he “had a sip”. What else about his story has changed from yesterday to today?
  9. Mr Guy has said Frank Lamattina organised the lobster dinner, but President of the Victorian Liberal Party, Michael Kroger, said it was Barrie Macmillan. Who is correct?
  10. Yesterday Mr Guy said he, “realise[d] the potential ramifications of it [the dinner] as soon as I got in my car.” Why didn’t he immediately alert authorities or refer the dinner to IBAC?
  11. Mr Guy has agreed to release all correspondence and other records about this affair to IBAC, will he now make them public?
  12. Does Mr Guy stand by his claim that, “there have been no donations from any of those people, certainly in my time as leader, in fact in my time as Planning Minister I understand as well”?
  13. If so, can Mr Guy explain why Mr Kroger is reported as saying today, “no disclosable donations have been made from any of these (people) since Matthew Guy has been in parliament”?
  14. Will Mr Guy immediately instruct the Victorian Division of the Liberal Party to release its list of donations to ensure no donations have been received from Mr Madafferi or any other people with alleged links to organised crime?
  15. Given Mr Guy has now stated that IBAC “can have whatever they want”, will he immediately release all documents relating to the Fishermans Bend rezoning scandal, where Liberal donors made huge windfalls as a result of Mr Guy’s planning decision?
  16. Given Mr Guy has now stated that IBAC “can have whatever they want”, will he immediately release all documents relating to Ventnor, where his initial decision would have delivered another huge windfall to a member of the Liberal Party?
  17. Given Mr Guy claims he has “broken no laws” with regard to this scandal, can he make the same claim about his role in the Fishermans Bend or Ventnor scandals?

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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