Topic archives: expenses

Want to avoid scandals? Reform your damn MP entitlements schemes.

February 2, 2018 3

The Victorian government is moving to reform transparency surrounding MP allowances in an effort to stave off any more embarrassing scandals. But is it just a de-fanged rehash of federal rules?

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

April 24, 2017 7

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

February 10, 2017 2

Australia Post's bad week ... Andrew Laming shifts teacher fight to unions ... Old Macdonald wants his Gold Pass ...

Turnbull goes for the low-hanging fruit in Gold Pass cut

February 7, 2017 14

It sounds like a big deal, but not many MPs were claiming the Life Gold Pass anymore.

What happens in Parliament when nothing is happening in Parliament

February 6, 2017

Sadly, it's not quite a Night at the Museum deal.

How many expenses scandals can one govt have?

January 30, 2017 3

The thing is though, charter flights aren't always an unnecessary luxury.

Are you happy to pay for the PM to go see the Wallabies v All Blacks?

January 13, 2017 15

Steve Ciobo thinks you are.

‘Expenses’ is the word for now, but will we care in six months?

January 13, 2017 17

Expenses dominated the first full working week of 2016, as the vacuum of summer news is filled with rorts.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

January 13, 2017 6

Ciobo's defence ... Rogers' rabbiting ... not dead yet ...

One Nation’s ‘web-based computer programme’ will fix everything wrong with govt, you guys

January 12, 2017 14

A web-based computer program to cure what ails our travel entitlements. And our government contracts. Which are a teensy bit conflated but look, never mind.