Jan 9, 2017

Crikey Worm: Ley in more trouble, Shorten on Centrelink

Good morning and happy new year, early birds! After two weeks of champagne, cheese and cherries, we’re back with the news you need to know today, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Sally Whyte — Political reporter

Sally Whyte

Political reporter


Health Minister Sussan Ley spent two consecutive New Year’s Eves on the Gold Coast at taxpayers’ expense, News Corp’s Annika Smethurst reports today. Ley was forced to apologise and pay back the cost of four trips to the Gold Coast that didn’t meet ministerial standards, after it was revealed that she bought a high-rise apartment on a trip to the area in May 2015. She owns property and her husband owns a bin-cleaning business in the area. She has asked the Finance Department to review all her Gold Coast trips, while the opposition has called for the minister to resign or be sacked.


Short-lived One Nation candidate Shan Ju Lin has doubled down on homophobic comments that led the party to dump her on Saturday. Speaking to the ABC, she said:

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2 thoughts on “Crikey Worm: Ley in more trouble, Shorten on Centrelink

  1. Barry Reynolds

    Sussan Ley has stood down. Big deal, she’s still got her snout in the trough.

  2. bushby jane

    Can’t read the link re shorten and plibersek designing the Centrelink debt collection debacle, typical to blame them. They didn’t implement it though did they.

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