Turnbull named in Panama Papers

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbul.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbul.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

Malcolm Turnbull was once a director of an offshore company set up by Mossack Fonseca, data from the now public Panama Papers reportedly shows.

The Australian Financial Review reports that in the 1990s the prime minister and former NSW Premier Neville Wran were on the board of Star Mining NL and its subsidiary in the British Virgin Islands, Star Technology Service, which had been incorporated by Mossack Fonseca two years earlier.

A spokesman for Mr Turnbull told the paper that the prime minister didn’t know the company was administered by Mossack Fonseca.

There is no suggestion he acted improperly while a director, the paper reports.

Deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek says Mr Turnbull needs to respond to the revelations.

“We’ve got a PM who now seems to have some very sharp questions to answer when it comes to his own involvement in companies set up in the Virgin Islands,” she told ABC TV on Thursday.

One response to “Turnbull named in Panama Papers”

  1. Joe Monks says:

    Surprise! Surprise!

    Malcolm is a product of a privileged upbringing and education.

    Respect only for profit and how to make it at any price.

    God help the common person if he is let loose for another 3 years.

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