Australia must take money laundering seriously – Polye

Opposition leader Don Polye has called on Australia to take seriously what SBS uncovered through a recorded interview with PNG lawyers Greg Shepard and Harvey Maladina

Polye says the Australian Federal Police must conduct its own investigations into this revelation caught on record.

“Australia has a duty to protect its citizen and it must be concerned about such reports claiming lawyers in Australia to be associated in money laundering in PNG,” he says.

He has also called on the PNG Law society to investigate Young & Williams Lawyers owned by Harvey Maladina and Greg Sheppard.

Polye says he spoke about money laundering before and that people should not be surprised to hear this.

Earlier on Polye called for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into this matter and that investigators should be independent.