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Mathias Cormann had ‘no idea’ travel agent paid for family holiday flights

Mathias Cormann had ‘no idea’ travel agent paid for family holiday flights

Mathias Cormann had 'no idea' his family holiday flights to Singapore were paid for by Hello World, a travel company controlled by Liberal Party Treasurer Andrew Burnes.
Tony Abbott’s office ‘aided Chinese donation’ after ASIO warning

Tony Abbott’s office ‘aided Chinese donation’ after ASIO warning

Tony Abbott's office reportedly helped Chinese billionaire and "agent of foreign influence" to donate to the Liberal Party in 2016.
Sam Dastyari warned Chinese national of potential phone bugging

Sam Dastyari warned Chinese national of potential phone bugging

Then Labor senator Sam Dastyari supported China’s position over the South China Sea and had office, legal and travel bills paid by a Chinese company.
Coalition legal action sends chills through whistleblowers

Coalition legal action sends chills through whistleblowers

“The Witness K and Bernard Collaery cases will send a chill through anyone who might contemplate exposing the immoral and illegal actions of their government.”
Andrew Robb’s $880k China consultancy started day before 2016 election

Andrew Robb’s $880k China consultancy started day before 2016 election

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

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.
Bridget McKenzie’s $2,200 Sydney awards night jaunt

Bridget McKenzie’s $2,200 Sydney awards night jaunt

The then Nationals deputy leader Bridget McKenzie charged taxpayers $2200 to attend an awards night for shooting in Sydney, claiming the trip as “electorate business” even though she was a Victorian backbencher, before changing tack.
Scott Buchholz’ $1,700 claim for Sydney Harbour cruise

Scott Buchholz’ $1,700 claim for Sydney Harbour cruise

Liberal MP Scott Buchholz charged taxpayers more than $1700 to cruise Sydney Harbour with his partner aboard a luxury vessel chartered by mining magnate Gina Rinehart.
‘No limits to what Coalition will do to hide embarrassing information’

‘No limits to what Coalition will do to hide embarrassing information’

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

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.
‘My bad’: Stuart Robert blames MyGov crash on DoS attack

‘My bad’: Stuart Robert blames MyGov crash on DoS attack

Robert claimed myGov website crashed due to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack and not because of the large number of unemployed people trying to log in to register for Centrelink.
Christopher Pyne took up EY job 9 days after leaving parliament

Christopher Pyne took up EY job 9 days after leaving parliament

Former Liberal defence minister Christopher Pyne discussed defence consulting jobs with EY while he was still in cabinet and took up a job nine days after leaving parliament.
Stuart Robert ‘has a go’ with his $38k internet bill

Stuart Robert ‘has a go’ with his $38k internet bill

At the same time Stuart Robert was claiming extraordinarily high internet bills from taxpayers for his Gold Coast home, he was also saying: "There is a small segment of the community who still think it is okay to cheat the system.”
Morrison ditched Turnbull plans for lobbying transparency

Morrison ditched Turnbull plans for lobbying transparency

One of the Morrison government’s first acts was to kill off Malcolm Turnbull’s plan for greater transparency about how lobbyists interact with the federal government.
Barnaby Joyce’s decision to move pesticides regulator a huge financial risk

Barnaby Joyce’s decision to move pesticides regulator a huge financial risk

Barnaby Joyce pushed for the move of the regulator when he was up against popular independent MP Tony Windsor, against the wishes of all the major stakeholders.
Bridget McKenzie bills public for $20k private jet to ice-hockey game

Bridget McKenzie bills public for $20k private jet to ice-hockey game

First it was a $14,000 private jet to watch a Commonwealth Games basketball game to sit with Prince Charles; a month later it was a $20,000 jet to watch the Mustangs ice hockey team in Melbourne.
Julie Bishop digs heels in over $25k shoes

Julie Bishop digs heels in over $25k shoes

Julie Bishop was given a pair of Jimmy Choo heels thought to be worth as much as $25,000 but breached parliamentary rules requiring her to pay the difference for gifts exceeding $300.

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