Frances Abbott received a scholarship for a $60,000 degree from the Whitehouse Institute of Design. Its chairman, who recommended Frances for the scholarship, has donated more than $20,000 to the Liberal party.
Joel Fitzgibbon fails to declare payment for China trips
Exhibitors at a purported non-political “Senior’s Expo’’ run by Assistant Treasurer Stuart Robert were instructed to pay almost $300,000 in fees into the campaign account of the Liberal-National Party.
Stuart Robert breached ministerial standards over donor links
Robert appeared at a signing ceremony in China in 2014 for a mining deal between an Australian company Nimrod Resources and a Chinese business. Robert had said he travelled to China in a personal capacity.
Stuart Robert’s Fadden Forum used to secretly bankroll council elections
In the lead-up to the 2019 election, the Liberals' Tim Wilson chaired an inquiry into proposed changes to franking credits. His private website for the inquiry was badged as official but only solicited submissions from those against the changes.
Parakeelia – the Liberal Party’s “Feedback Services” paid for by taxpayers
The Prime Minister was roundly condemned after admitting he telephoned the NSW Police Commissioner about the investigation into the Angus Taylor/Sydney City Council affair. Both men insist the phone call was innocuous but will not release the transcript.
Angus Taylor makes false accusations about Sydney mayor’s travel expenses
In January 2020, the Commonwealth Auditor-General found that Bridget McKenzie’s office made up its own rules for doling out $100 million of sports grants leading up to the 2019 federal election in a process that was possibly illegal.
Jobs scheme targeted marginal electorate, ignored recommendations
Chris Bowen billed taxpayers more than $2000 for a day trip to Adelaide, where he was the key speaker at a $500-a-head business lunch to raise money for South Australian Labor’s 2018 state election campaign.
Regional infrastructure grants program targets Coalition seats
Officially, the scheme funds “critical” projects. Unofficially, it is one giant slush fund for the Coalition to pork-barrel its way through another two election campaigns at a cost of more than $2.5 billion.