PM says he won't sack Tim Wilson over use of franking credits inquiry

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MP won’t rule out his fund manager relative Geoff Wilson as the funder of his website campaigning against Labor’s ‘retirement tax’

The Morrison government is under pressure to remove Tim Wilson as chair of parliament’s economics committee, with Labor demanding he be sacked for alleged conflicts of interest and a “massive breach” of parliamentary conventions.

Labor has intensified its offensive against Wilson, and a taxpayer-funded inquiry he is leading into the opposition’s policy to scrap cash rebates for franking credits, after new evidence emerged revealed the Liberal MP had coordinated with fund manager Geoff Wilson, chairman of Wilson Asset Management, about tactics, including protest activity to coincide with hearings.

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