Statement from the Victorian Ombudsman

 
The Victorian Ombudsman has received a letter from the Legislative Council of the Victorian Parliament referring a matter for investigation and report under section 16 of the Ombudsman Act 1973.
 
The reference covers allegations that ALP Members of the Victorian Parliament misused Members staff budget entitlements against the provisions of the Members Guide, and any other breach in relation to these allegations.
 
The Ombudsman is now making enquiries to determine the status of any other investigations in this matter, including with Victoria Police.
 
The Ombudsman will report to Parliament in due course, and will not be making further public comments on this matter.