Jan 11, 2017

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.

Sally Whyte — Political reporter

Sally Whyte

Political reporter


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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3 thoughts on “Crikey Worm: The end of Culleton, expenses scandal deepens

  1. Stuart Coyle

    I assume that Culleton is no longer eligible, rather than no longer illegible. Unless all that work on court cases has improved his handwriting.

  2. Lord Muck

    I think I have a solution to the expenses scandal. Since we have entered the Post-Truth era, we can just pretend it never happened / isn’t happening. We can pretend all these people who refer to each other as honourable are actually honourable! That way, they might be less stultifying to the faith and morale of the public?

  3. cartoonmick

    It’ll never stop. They’re not going to kill (or even injure badly) the goose laying the golden eggs. It’s the cream on the cake.
    They’re not all into it. I’m sure there are some who do the right thing. But the rules need to be amended to rein in those who don’t. Greed is a strong motivation.
    This cartoon was created when their greed last bubbled to the surface……


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