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Julie Bishop now in the firing line over travel expenses

Julie Bishop now in the firing line over travel expenses

( Julie Bishop now in the firing line over travel expenses )

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Sussan Ley stands aside as Health Minister pending travel expenses investigation

Sussan Ley stands aside as Health Minister pending travel expenses investigation

( Sussan Ley stands aside as Health Minister pending travel expenses investigation )

– Sussan Ley stands aside as Health Minister pending travel expenses investigationUpdatedHealth Minister Sussan Ley has stood aside following pressure over a number of taxpayer-funded flights to the Gold Coast, where she and her partner own property.Key points: Malcolm Turnbull says Ley will forgo ministerial pay during investigationMs Ley maintains she has not broken any rulesPenny Wong says Mr Turnbull’s response “weak”In a statement, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Ms Ley had agreed to “stand aside without ministerial pay” during an investigation by the secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.Mr Turnbull said the secretary would “thoroughly investigate the travel claims”.
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Problems with MPs’ travel expenses problems will never be fixed by tougher monitoring

Problems with MPs' travel expenses problems will never be fixed by tougher monitoring

( Problems with MPs’ travel expenses problems will never be fixed by tougher monitoring )

– Health minister Sussan Ley (L) with prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.Photo: Sussan Ley MP/ Facebook.Calls for a federal Independent Commission against Corruption-like body are growing following Health Minister Sussan Ley standing aside while several of her travel entitlement claims are investigated.
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Doing the pollie-pedal travel expenses blues

Doing the pollie-pedal travel expenses blues

( Doing the pollie-pedal travel expenses blues )

– Sussan Ley’s travel trouble exposes the double standards in how we treat “overpayments”.TONY Abbott had only been prime minister for a few weeks in 2013 when the inevitable happened – his fledgling government was involved in a travel expenses scandal.Two of his most senior ministers, Barnaby Joyce and George Brandis, denied any wrongdoing after using taxpayer funds to attend a wedding.
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