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Ombudsman’s Chapman finding ‘extraordinary’: Premier

Premier Peter Malinauskas has described an Ombudsman’s finding that former Deputy Premier Vickie Chapman had no perceived conflict of interest when she vetoed a $40 million timber port on her native Kangaroo Island as “extraordinary”, revealing he has charged his new chief executive with establishing a new framework to clarify ministerial guidelines.

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Speirs’ shock ‘conflict’ admission as former A-G warns of ‘terrible precedent’

Opposition Leader David Speirs concedes he believed there was a potential perceived conflict of interest around Vickie Chapman’s decision to veto a major Kangaroo Island timber port, before an Ombudsman’s report ruled otherwise – in a decision that a former Attorney-General today warned would have “far-reaching adverse implications for integrity in government”.

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