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Alston Should Check Facts First Kate Lundy - Shadow Minister Assisting on Information Technology

Media Statement - 7 March 2001

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Senator Alston's attack on my involvement with the Woden Tradesmens Union Club is wrong.

There is not, nor has there ever been, a conflict of interest over my association with the Woden Tradesmens Union Club.

I ceased being a Board member of Woden Tradesmens Union Club on 19 October 1999.

Unlike Peter McGauran, I received absolutely no personal benefit from my association with the Woden Tradesmens Union Club.

Furthermore, the Woden Tradesmens Union Club has no relationship with the Labor Clubs associated with the Labor Party.

Senator Alston is also wrong in his allegation that I received campaign funds from the Woden Tradesmens Union Club. In fact, I received no campaign funds from the Woden Tradesmens Union Club for the 1998 election.

Additionally, Labor's stance against the Online Gambling (Moratorium) Bill would arguably have reduced poker machine takings. Mr McGauran's personal interest in 70 poker machines meant that he would directly profit from any curtailment of online gambling.

Authorised by Geoff Walsh, 19 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600.