Peter Dutton overturned the deportation of three young au pairs but refused to meet an Army veteran trying to obtain a visa for his Afghan interpreter, whose life was in danger for helping coalition forces.
Then assistant health minister and her chief of staff pulled a food health star rating website. Her chief of staff was previously chair of, and still held shares in, APA, a lobbyist for the Australian Beverages Council and Mondelez Australia.
Stuart Robert listed parents as company directors without their knowledge
Stuart Robert listed his parents as directors of an IT company awarded millions in government contracts including from his department. His father Alan said he was unaware he was a director of the private investment company.
McCormack breaches lobbying code to award $2.6m airport grant
Deputy prime minister Michael McCormack struck a pre-election deal with an unregistered political lobbyist and former Howard Government adviser for a $2.6 million airport upgrade ahead of the launch of the Regional Airports Program.
Stuart Robert, Dan Tehan and Simon Birmingham charged taxpayers more than $4,500 for an overnight trip to Sydney where they mingled with mining and banking donors at a $10,000-a-head Liberal party fundraiser dinner hosted by Channel Nine.
Tony Burke claims $12,000 from taxpayers for family trip to Uluru
The then environment minister took a four-day return trip to Uluru with his family. Burke subsequently conceded taxpayers should not have been charged for his children to fly business class but he has not repaid the cost.
Deputy PM Michael McCormack and his wife flew to Melbourne on a VIP government jet before the 2019 Melbourne Cup and justified the trip by reannouncing a three-year-old funding pledge for a sports facility.
Mathias Cormann’s $23,000 travel bill for Broome trips over five years
Tasmanian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz billed taxpayers $3000 for domestic return flights from Hobart to Melbourne and a series of Comcars so he and a family member could attend the Australian Mines and Metals Association centenary celebrations.
Taxpayers cough up $3700 for Pauline Hanson’s Perth fundraising trip
Pauline Hanson charged taxpayers $3,700 for a three-night trip to Perth where she held “intimate” $5000-a-head dinners for One Nation donors and a $20-per-head “fish and chip” fundraiser for about 300 people.
A spokesman for Anthony Albanese said the $126 cost of the Comcars had been repaid but would not say if the money was repaid before or after Guardian Australia lodged an FoI request for travel details.