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The Liberals’ real slogan: weddings, parties, anything – a reprise

I wrote this about parliamentary entitlements rorting back in October 2013. It has some interesting numbers in relation to senior Government figures including the PM and Brandis. I finish up by saying:

‘The AFP won’t investigate possible misuse of parliamentary expenses independently or systemically. They and the politicians are all part of the ruling class and won’t do anything to undermine the facade of parliamentary respectability.’

Nothing over the last few weeks has undermined my argument of almost 2 years ago. It has only reinforced it.

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Comment from Mike
Time August 4, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Abuse of expenses has nothing to do with which party MP’s below to. You’re just showing your political bias.

All MPs have abused expenses, Labor, Liberal, Green and Independent.

The AFP won’t investigate because nothing illegal has occurred.

As with the Geoff Shaw case in Victoria, you could drive a truck through the rules and regulations. That’s why his case was dropped.

Comment from peter piper
Time August 5, 2015 at 8:21 am

they all have their snouts in the trough, irrespective of political persuasion. ‘Illegal’ no; ‘immoral’ yes.

Comment from John
Time August 6, 2015 at 5:06 pm

I’d be testing in court if Bronwyn Bishop’s claims were legal. Just like they tested Slipper. Funny how that isn’t happening. Not funny at all.