In 2017, Labor MP Michael Danby repaid travel claims for family trips dating back to 2010. He used public money to pay for an ad to attack an ABC reporter and he took a week's sick leave from Parliament to spend the time travelling in Israel.
Weddings, operas, anything goes for Bronwyn Bishop’s expenses
Foxtel given $30m in taxpayers' money over four years to boost “under represented sports” on pay TV, yet the Seven Network did not receive any government support to broadcast the inaugural season of the AFL Women’s League.
Tim Wilson solicited preselection endorsements while at Human Rights Commission
Former trade minister and Liberal MP Andrew Robb accepted an $880,000-a-year salary with Chinese billionaire Ye Cheng’s Landbridge Group upon quitting parliament. He resigned shortly before the deadline for overseas state interests to sign up to Australia’s new foreign influence register.
Coalition’s $444m for Barrier Reef foundation did not follow rules
The Coalition awarded a $444 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation without a tender process, the “due diligence” was based on information provided for another purpose, and the foundation had to submit a retrospective application after it had been awarded the money.
The Prime Minister and the big blue bus (he didn’t use)
The government is trying to stop the auditor general giving evidence about his 2018 report that was critical of a $1.3 billion arms deal. Part of the report was redacted following pressure from the French multinational arms manufacturer Thales.
Coalition ignored experts, waved through Tasmanian development, including helipad
The Morrison government waved through approval for a luxury tourist development and helipad in the pristine Tasmanian wilderness despite three official expert bodies lashing the proposal or calling for it to be rejected.
Gambling lobby’s punt with $20k donation to Kevin Andrews
Liberal MP Kevin Andrews received a $20,000 donation from Clubs NSW, Australia's most powerful gambling lobby, as he led the formulation of the Coalition's poker machines policy before the 2013 election.
‘My bad’: Stuart Robert blames MyGov crash on DoS attack