We know Kevin Rudd gads about in a Ford Territory. What about other federal pollies?

We emailed the lot of them to ask 1) What kind of government-supplied car(s) do they drive? and 2) What kind of private car(s) do they drive?

The responses so far:


Sharon Bird, Member for Cunningham 1. Holden Berlina 2. Don’t have one   Graham Edwards, Member for Cowan Holden Berlina   Joel Fitzgibbon, Member for Hunter 1. Berlina
2. Commodore   Steve Gibbons, Member for Bendigo 1. 2006 Holden Commodore Berlina
2. 28-year-old Jaguar XJ6, 18-year-old Mercedes 300 SE, 11-year-old Land Rover Discovery   Alan Griffin, Member for Bruce Camry in Melbourne; Corolla in Canberra   Catherine King, Member for Ballarat 1. Ford Territory for which I have calculated into our purchase of carbon credits for our entire office which has gone carbon neutral. 2. I do not have another vehicle.   Jenny Macklin, Member for Jagajaga
1. Holden Berlina
2. None

The Liberals

Kym Richardson, Member for Kingston My chosen vehicle is a Mitsubishi 380 and it is also my private car .

Patrick Secker, Member for Barker 1. Ford Territory 2. Holden Ute

The Nationals

John Anderson, Member for Gwydir
1. Mr Anderson has a Toyota Landcruiser 4WD 2. Holden Commodore


Crikey editor Jonathan Green drives a 10-year-old Volvo station wagon (utterly predictable) and an 11-year-old Land Rover Discovery diesel. This sounds bad, but we need it for the horses. No, really.

Christian Kerr sold his last car eight years ago — and gave away his push bike to an African refugee in 2003. He says: “Stick that in your bongs and smoke it, hippies!”

Sophie Black endeavours to catch the tram and train to work every day but sometimes she accidentally sleeps in and when that happens, she drives a 1993 Peugeot.

Ben Shearman owns a rarely driven 1975 Toyota Celica but takes public transport to work every day.

Jane Nethercote owns a lovely red 1989 Toyota Corolla. She drives it once a week for volunteer work.

Leigh Josey does not own a car and his push bike was recently stolen.

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