Health Minister Sussan Ley didn’t last until lunch time yesterday, standing down from the ministry while her travel expenses are investigated by Prime Minister and Cabinet secretary Martin Parkinson. In a press conference in her electorate, Ley attempted to explain some of the 22 trips to the Gold Coast for which she has charged the taxpayer. Ley was clear that she did intend to return to cabinet, but a government source told The Australian that without a proper explanation, it would be unlikely. Arthur Sinodinos, who will be acting health minister during the investigation, is one name that has already been thrown up in the case of a reshuffle.
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