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“A pox on both your houses”: Integrity proves not to be a deciding factor in election campaign

Neil Mitchell says integrity has proven not to be a deciding factor for Victorians in this election, as Matthew Guy officially concedes defeat to Daniel Andrews.

“I look at the integrity issues in this campaign and I think the public is saying, ‘a pox on both your houses’,” Neil said.

“In the sense that they don’t care.

“There’s been various scandals, problems and complications but maybe the public is saying we don’t vote on integrity because you’re both as bad as each other.”

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“There’s a strong case you could argue that standards have not been upheld in parliament to the standard that we would like,” Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation Philip Dalidakis admitted.

“I would have thought that what happened to this government in its first term, losing ministers, Jane Garrett, rorts, under police investigation, refusing to answer questions,” Neil said.

“I would have thought someone would have punished them.

“I thought they’d win but it would be close.

“If anything it’s an endorsement.”