A recent article published by The Spectator Australia compares the recent inquiry into Queensland Energy Minister Mark Bailey to the Clinton email scandals. The Minister, like Clinton, used a private email account to communicate information with union bosses. The article’s main arguments relating to Mr Bailey’s misconduct are summarised in the following paragraph:
‘Mr Bailey’s decision to use a private email and consequently delete the emails highlights two main concerns that need to be investigated and examined. The first being the utilisation of these private emails as a vessel to potentially conduct illegal deals which are subsequently deleted, raising ethical concerns about accountability and interfering with the ability of the public to access government records. The second issue is national security and the vulnerability of these private emails when they are used to communicate sensitive and confidential matters.’
The full article is available here.
Marija Polic is a Research Associate at the Australian Taxpayers' Alliance