I support the Greens' motion to refer a matter, relating to the alleged bribery of people smugglers by Australian government officers, to a Senate committee.
I have my differences with the Greens' policy on climate change but I give credit where credit is due. This is an important motion, which I support.
There is a grave allegation that the Prime Minister of Australia and his government have authorised a $30,000 cash payment to Indonesian people smugglers.
This issue is not about stopping the boats; this issue is about whether a crime has been committed by the Australian Prime Minister and his Liberal cabinet colleagues.
Has the leader of our nation committed a crime by authorising and ordering cash payments to international criminals?
I want to know and so do many Australians. The only way this question can be answered is to examine all the documents associated with this incident