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

Emily Watkins April 24, 2017 7 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

Crikey February 10, 2017 2 Comments

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

Josh Taylor February 7, 2017 14 Comments

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

Josh Taylor February 6, 2017

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

How many expenses scandals can one govt have?

Crikey January 30, 2017 3 Comments

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?

Crikey January 13, 2017 15 Comments

Steve Ciobo thinks you are.

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

Josh Taylor January 13, 2017 17 Comments

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

Crikey January 13, 2017 6 Comments

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

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

Josh Taylor January 12, 2017 14 Comments

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.

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

Josh Taylor January 11, 2017 8 Comments

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