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Labor demands Liberal minister stand down as party boss demands answers – The Age

Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar and veteran MP Kevin Andrews deny misuse of taxpayer funds but the party’s Victorian boss and a federal department will probe the claims.

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But Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese said Mr Sukkar’s position was “untenable” and said his removal as minister was a test of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s authority. A statement from Mr Morrison’s office on Sunday said the allegations were an organisational matter for the Victorian branch of the party.
“If Michael Sukkar is still sitting there at 2 o’clock as a minister, then that’s a failure of Scott Morrison’s leadership,” Mr Albanese said on ABC’s Radio National.
“This is in their own …

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