Scomo’s mate’s mate and the billion-dollar privatisation of Australia’s visa system – Michael West

Scomo’s mate’s mate and the billion-dollar privatisation of Australia’s visa system

Meet the Tripodinas, the Sydney fruit and veg moguls and Liberal Party donors behind the bid to privatise Australia’s visa system. Michael Sainsbury reports.

Flemington market’s fruit and vegetable mogul Santo Peter Tripodina and his 38-year old son, property developer Adrian Tripodina, have emerged as mystery power-brokers behind the one of the two bids for the Federal Government’s $1 billion visa privatisation.

Both bidding vehicles for Australia’s visa system, chiefly via Consolidated Press and Accenture, have significant tax haven connections.

Scomo’s mate’s mate and the billion-dollar privatisation of Australia’s visa system – Michael West