Crikey Worm: The end of Culleton, expenses scandal deepens
Good morning, early birds. Sussan Ley is in good company, with travel claimed by Julie Bishop, Tony Abbott and Darren Chester under the microscope today. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.
The government will act on MPs’ expenses, with legislation clarifying what “official expenses” are to be introduced in the first half of this year. Acting Special Minister of State Kelly O’Dwyer announced yesterday the government would implement the recommendations from the review of the expenses system. The review of the expenses system, initiated in response to Bronwyn Bishop‘s taxpayer-funded helicopter ride, was published in February last year, and The Guardian reports just three of the 36 recommendations have been implemented so far.
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