News State Victoria News No Labor MPs to be charged over red shirts Victorian election rort
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No Labor MPs to be charged over red shirts Victorian election rort

Daniel Andrews addresses Labor r activists. Photo: ABC
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No current Victorian Labor MPs are being charged over the misuse of parliamentary staff in the so-called red shirts rort, police have announced.

Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said 16 MPs had been exonerated by the police investigation.

But he said investigations were continuing into two other people who oversaw the scheme.

Labor has been under fire since 2015 when it was revealed that the party had used non-political electorate staff as paid campaign field organisers during the 2014 election.

After a long-running court dispute over jurisdictional authority, the ombudsman Deborah Glass released a damning report that found Labor had wrongly used $388,000 of public funds to campaign for votes.

In the wake of that report, the Victorian Opposition asked police to investigate the matter.

More to come.

-ABC