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A guide for naughty ministers: how to control the media during an expenses scandal

A guide for naughty ministers: how to control the media during an expenses scandal

Emily WatkinsApr 24, 20177 Comments

Rule No. 1: if you're a pollie embroiled in an travel expenses scandal, it's best to say something meaningful, ASAP.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

CrikeyJan 30, 20173 Comments

Hinch cops a serve ... is that chartered flight necessary? ... Shetler's image management ...

Pauline Hanson definitely not campaigning in Qld while talking up One Nation

Pauline Hanson definitely not campaigning in Qld while talking up One Nation

Josh TaylorJan 17, 20175 Comments

Pauline Hanson has said her tour of Queensland is related to her job as a federal senator, not the upcoming Queensland state election.

Will any pollies dare attend the Aus Open on the taxpayer's dollar?

CrikeyJan 16, 20172 Comments

Most will likely have been scared off by the recent expenses scandal.

Taxpayers foot $2 million bill for jetsetting pollies during election campaign

Taxpayers foot $2 million bill for jetsetting pollies during election campaign

Josh Taylor and Myriam RobinJan 11, 20178 Comments

Australian taxpayers paid over $2 million for politicians to fly around Australia during the eight-week 2016 federal election campaign.

Age of helicopters is over: entitlements now 'work expenses', with choppers chopped

Age of helicopters is over: entitlements now 'work expenses', with choppers chopped

Josh TaylorMar 23, 20161 Comment

Sorry, Bronny, the latest review into parliamentary entitlements says no more helicopter flights for short distances.

Flying blind: ex-pollies' travel entitlements up in the air

Flying blind: ex-pollies' travel entitlements up in the air

Josh TaylorFeb 1, 20166 Comments

Are ex-pollies still allowed to jet around Australia on the public teat?

CEOs trump MPs for profligacy, but at least they're not wasting our money

CEOs trump MPs for profligacy, but at least they're not wasting our money

Jason MurphyAug 13, 20159 Comments

The Australian PM would only come in about 100 in a list of Australian CEOs if his perks were included with his salary. But CEOs are not funded by the taxpayer. Economist and freelance journalist Jason Murphy reports.

Stop the rorts

CrikeyAug 11, 20152 Comments

Crikey readers discuss lollies and other issues of the day.