Australian Government said to protect Brethren relationship

Australian Greens leader Bob Brown has accused the government of withholding information about its relationship with the Christian sect the Exclusive Brethren.

It was recently revealed that the Exclusive Brethren had been financing conservative election campaigns in Australia and overseas.

Senator Brown reminded parliament he placed questions about the government’s relationship with the sect on notice over two months ago and was still waiting for a reply.

“When a question like that is put on notice there is thirty days to answer, it has now been sixty five,” he told parliament.

“The best answer that I can get is that there is some form of collective defensive to not answer this questions.

“They are highly embarrassed and seeking cover because of their connections with the Exclusive Brethren.”

Original title: Govt ‘protecting Brethren relationship’

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