“Tactical” or cash payments to people smugglers and others must be accounted for and explained now

Following the disclosure that people smugglers allegedly received large cash payments from Australian Government officials - Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has called on the Abbott Government to come clean on all cash or "tactical payments" made by Australian Government officials and members of the Australian Military.

"I questioned our senior ADF officers during the recent Senate Estimates Hearings about the practice of our troops paying large sums of Australian cash to Afghan and Iraqi nationals. As the official Parliamentary record shows, this practice was confirmed to me by senior officers in charge of our ADF, who described the policy of paying large sums of cash to Afghan and Iraqi civilians as "Tactical Payments,'' said Senator Lambie.

 

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Tactical or cash payments to people smugglers and others must be accounted for and explained now - 15-6-15