 ASIC documents reveal Adam Brooks taking charge of multiple businesses
 Several companies not disclosed on register of pecuniary interest
 What is Adam Brooks hiding?
 Does Premier support Adam Brooks being a part time MP?
The Premier must immediately assure Tasmanians former Minister and Braddon MP Adam Brooks has nothing to hide after taking charge of a string of private businesses after his axing from the front bench.
The Braddon MP – who quit as Mining Minister in June 2016 over a conflict of interest after being caught out using his company’s email addresses – has since appointed himself to Director and Secretary positions in seven different companies.
According to ASIC, Brooks’ companies and roles include:
· Adam Brooks Group Pty Ltd (director and secretary) – appointed 1/12/2016
· Brooks Development Group (director and secretary) – appointed 1/12/2016
· Brooks Investment Group (director and secretary) – appointed 1/12/2016
· Moo Investments Pty Ltd (director and secretary) – appointed 1/12/2016
· Rapid Fleet Management Pty Ltd (director and secretary) – appointed 1/12/2016
· Total Performance Sports Pty Ltd (director and secretary) – appointed 1/12/2016
· Australian Investment Group Pty Ltd (director) – appointed 28/4/2017
The Liberal MP has failed to declare at least three companies on the register of pecuniary interests held by the Tasmanian Parliament including:
· Adam Brooks Group Pty Ltd
· Moo Investments Pty Ltd
· Rapid Fleet Management Pty Ltd
Member for Denison Madeleine Ogilvie said the Premier needed to tell Tasmanians if he agrees the community deserve full time Members of Parliament, not politicians drawing a taxpayer funded wage to pursue private business interests.
“Why on earth would a serving member of our Parliament need to take control of seven commercial entities when he should be representing the interests of the people of Braddon?” Ms Ogilvie said.
“And why hasn’t he declared them on his pecuniary interests register?
“What is Adam Brooks hiding that he does not want the Braddon community to know?
“He was axed as Mining Minister when it emerged he had used the email address of one of his companies, which had done work in the mining industry, during his Parliamentary duties.
“An investigation promised by the Premier into this email scandal still hasn’t seen the light of day despite Will Hodgman telling Tasmanians he would release its findings.
“Now we learn this MP has been busy resurrecting his business career when he should be focussed on the people of his electorate – that should ring alarm bells for Tasmanians who already know the Premier and the Liberals have the wrong priorities.
“This latest discovery comes on the back of revelations embattled Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff has written off massive debts to taxpayers racked up by Tasmanian Irrigation in a water scheme when he owns commercial farms without any scrutiny.
“The Premier is overseeing a government with a culture of special deals for big business, conflicts of interest and part time MPs like Adam Brooks.”
Madeleine Ogilvie MP Member for Denison 20 February 2018