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Greens call for independent investigation into World Cup bid



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Dr Richard Di Natale Australian Greens Spokesperson on Sport

14/11/2014

Greens call for independent investigation into World Cup bid

Australian Greens spokesperson on Sport, Senator Richard Di Natale, today called for an investigation into allegations of corruption in relation to Australia’s World Cup bid.

“Like many other Australians I would love to see Australia host the World Cup but that doesn’t mean we should endorse corrupt behaviour.” said Senator Di Natale.

“Corruption is a cancer in any democracy and it needs to be removed whenever it rears its ugly head.

“Allegations about Australia’s conduct as part of its bid to the host the World Cup raise some serious red flags. The idea that Australia’s aid budget may be compromised to support such a bid beggars belief.

“The Greens want an independent investigation into our bid so that we can get everything out in the open, not hidden in some confidential FIFA report.”

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