Sports rorter Bridget McKenzie back on the front bench courtesy of Barnaby Joyce

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Bridget McKenzie was forced to resign in February 2020 after the “sports rorts” affair but, as are the ways of the National Party, misdeeds are quickly forgotten if you back the right leader at the right time. So just like her good buddy, recently resurrected National Party Leader Barnaby Joyce, McKenzie is back on the Coalition government front bench as Minister for Regionalisation, Regional education and Regional Communications.

A perfect spot for someone who has perfected the art of favouring just the right electorate at the right time …

Here are “Six of the best” on Bridget McKenzie from our QED database, demonstrating the desperate need for a federal ICAC.

Billionaire Tuckshop: plutocrats don’t just steal the show. They steal our trust

Billionaire Tuckshop: plutocrats don’t just steal the show. They steal our trust

Bad apples or bad orchard? KPMG Australia fails ethics test

Bad apples or bad orchard? KPMG Australia fails ethics test

The “Catholic Cabinet”: Perrottet’s $5bn cemeteries bid dwarfs Gladys’ gun club frolic

The “Catholic Cabinet”: Perrottet’s $5bn cemeteries bid dwarfs Gladys’ gun club frolic

Perrottet invests in Putin not Parramatta

Perrottet invests in Putin not Parramatta

Slick dealings: Australia on wrong end of Trump era oil play

Slick dealings: Australia on wrong end of Trump era oil play

“Clearly Unacceptable”: Environment Minister Sussan Ley bans renewable project, blesses three new coal mines

“Clearly Unacceptable”: Environment Minister Sussan Ley bans renewable project, blesses three new coal mines

Britain’s Guantanamo: is Julian Assange a terrorist?

Britain’s Guantanamo: is Julian Assange a terrorist?

Business whispers: how Treasurer Josh Frydenberg squandered $40bn on JobKeeper

Business whispers: how Treasurer Josh Frydenberg squandered $40bn on JobKeeper

BratKeeper: profitable private schools purloin JobKeeper, pandemic payments too

BratKeeper: profitable private schools purloin JobKeeper, pandemic payments too

Reds Under Bed: Barnaby and Keith’s plot for Australia to subsidise China

Reds Under Bed: Barnaby and Keith’s plot for Australia to subsidise China

Billionaire disrupters: Forrest, Ambani’s new energy onslaught leaves carbon-corrupt politicians in the dust

Billionaire disrupters: Forrest, Ambani’s new energy onslaught leaves carbon-corrupt politicians in the dust

Profits over People: in-home care a cash bonanza for greedy aged providers

Profits over People: in-home care a cash bonanza for greedy aged providers

Pandora Papers: is the world’s biggest leak the world’s biggest cover-up?

Pandora Papers: is the world’s biggest leak the world’s biggest cover-up?

Planned obsolescence – how Big Tech manipulates consumers to spend again and again

Planned obsolescence – how Big Tech manipulates consumers to spend again and again

Grave Concerns: Catholic bid for cemeteries finds champion in new premier Perrottet

Grave Concerns: Catholic bid for cemeteries finds champion in new premier Perrottet

Beyond the Spin: workers’ share of wealth slumps to record low

Beyond the Spin: workers’ share of wealth slumps to record low

Smiles for Frydenberg and Birmingham, but not for those on JobSeeker

Smiles for Frydenberg and Birmingham, but not for those on JobSeeker

Crossword clues and bullying – the influence of Australia’s pro-Israel lobby unveiled

Crossword clues and bullying – the influence of Australia’s pro-Israel lobby unveiled

Freedom from Information: thank you Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Health

Freedom from Information: thank you Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Health

Whither the WestConnex cash? Berejiklian buries tracks on Transurban’s $11bn toll road windfall

Whither the WestConnex cash? Berejiklian buries tracks on Transurban’s $11bn toll road windfall

$66 Billion Reasons: did Scott Morrison get the French submarines right?

$66 Billion Reasons: did Scott Morrison get the French submarines right?

What will the donors think? Liberal/Labor refuse to act without nod from Big Gas

What will the donors think? Liberal/Labor refuse to act without nod from Big Gas

The Big Ten Donors: property developers ratchet up their spending on politicians

The Big Ten Donors: property developers ratchet up their spending on politicians

“Voices Of” ignites 30 independent movements across Australia

“Voices Of” ignites 30 independent movements across Australia

Has PM put Australia on the hook to finance struggling UK, US submarine projects?

Has PM put Australia on the hook to finance struggling UK, US submarine projects?

J’Adore Josh: not just Gucci and Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Burberry got JobKeeper too

J’Adore Josh: not just Gucci and Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Burberry got JobKeeper too

Upsetting the neighbours: the high cost of Australia’s nuclear submarine “deal”

Upsetting the neighbours: the high cost of Australia’s nuclear submarine “deal”

Greedy Pharmacy Guild: another coven of lobbyists collects JobKeeper

Greedy Pharmacy Guild: another coven of lobbyists collects JobKeeper

That Fella Down Under! Scott Morrison’s AUKUS deal designed to win election, not make Australia safe

That Fella Down Under! Scott Morrison’s AUKUS deal designed to win election, not make Australia safe

High Court ruling on Facebook comments a high risk for publishers; high time for reform

High Court ruling on Facebook comments a high risk for publishers; high time for reform

The Doherty Trade-Off: experts plead for a sensible “Freedom Day”

The Doherty Trade-Off: experts plead for a sensible “Freedom Day”

Liveable Income Guarantee: a rich country can do better

Liveable Income Guarantee: a rich country can do better

Gucci Handbag: Josh Frydenberg’s JobKeeper gifts to Gucci and Prada

Gucci Handbag: Josh Frydenberg’s JobKeeper gifts to Gucci and Prada

The Other 9/11: secrecy fight over Australian spies helping CIA overthrow Chile’s President

The Other 9/11: secrecy fight over Australian spies helping CIA overthrow Chile’s President

“Everybody did it”: wealthy doctors lobbies ride JobKeeper gravy train

“Everybody did it”: wealthy doctors lobbies ride JobKeeper gravy train

Manal Al-Sharif: Australia’s new surveillance laws remind me of home

Manal Al-Sharif: Australia’s new surveillance laws remind me of home

Political Dynamite: JobKeeper for billionaires a campaign wrecker for Morrison, Frydenberg

Political Dynamite: JobKeeper for billionaires a campaign wrecker for Morrison, Frydenberg

Human rights violations now enshrined in legislation – in Australia

Human rights violations now enshrined in legislation – in Australia

The Nouveau Poor – gender pay gap, super inequality stretched in pandemic

The Nouveau Poor – gender pay gap, super inequality stretched in pandemic

Wollemi Mine? Experts label Barilaro’s plan for new coal “corrupt”, unviable

Wollemi Mine? Experts label Barilaro’s plan for new coal “corrupt”, unviable

High-End Heist: Josh sells Pauline the dummy, JobKeeper heat rises

High-End Heist: Josh sells Pauline the dummy, JobKeeper heat rises

JobKeeper shame and the collapse of business leadership in Australia

JobKeeper shame and the collapse of business leadership in Australia

Medicare investigation indicates female genital mutilation in Australia

Medicare investigation indicates female genital mutilation in Australia

Verging on Ponzi: how the banks are rorting the RBA’s big bail-out fund

Verging on Ponzi: how the banks are rorting the RBA’s big bail-out fund

Beetaloo Boondoggle: political bribes beat the planet as gas fracking gets public hand-outs

Beetaloo Boondoggle: political bribes beat the planet as gas fracking gets public hand-outs

Captive Mood: how Big Tech manipulates your emotions to serve advertisers

Captive Mood: how Big Tech manipulates your emotions to serve advertisers

White Man’s Media: Rupert Murdoch and the US Imperium

White Man’s Media: Rupert Murdoch and the US Imperium

Gladys’ leadership rumours rise as rival Perrottet embroiled in scandal

Gladys’ leadership rumours rise as rival Perrottet embroiled in scandal

Wikipedia v ASPI: on sock-puppets and Wiki-sneaks

Wikipedia v ASPI: on sock-puppets and Wiki-sneaks

Bad Manager: is Boston Consulting really consulting consultants?

Bad Manager: is Boston Consulting really consulting consultants?

Digital Slaves: how Big Tech tracks us for profit

Digital Slaves: how Big Tech tracks us for profit

War Powers: immense profits for arms dealers, incalculable losses for Australians

War Powers: immense profits for arms dealers, incalculable losses for Australians

Lendlease fesses up to ATO tax scam audit, provisionally

Lendlease fesses up to ATO tax scam audit, provisionally

Defence hides Australia’s weapon sales to Israel amid war crimes investigation into Palestine

Defence hides Australia’s weapon sales to Israel amid war crimes investigation into Palestine

Grey Expectations: where Coalition, Labor, cross-bench stand on war powers reform

Grey Expectations: where Coalition, Labor, cross-bench stand on war powers reform

Dan Andrews’ pledge to end logging threatened by rising Allied wood-chip monopoly

Dan Andrews’ pledge to end logging threatened by rising Allied wood-chip monopoly

Third, Oh Really? ABC News swallows Coalition data spin

Third, Oh Really? ABC News swallows Coalition data spin

Survival of the Witless: how a government so corrupt and incompetent clings to power

Survival of the Witless: how a government so corrupt and incompetent clings to power

Pauline Hanson Buckles: billionaires beat Parliament again

Pauline Hanson Buckles: billionaires beat Parliament again

MPs’ ‘inexcusable’ behaviour is routinely excused in The Age of No Responsibility

MPs’ ‘inexcusable’ behaviour is routinely excused in The Age of No Responsibility

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

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

Regional Growth Fund follows sport rorts playbook

Regional Growth Fund follows sport rorts playbook

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

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

80% of fund for female sports goes to Coalition seats

80% of fund for female sports goes to Coalition seats

Sports rorts – the affair that just keeps on giving

Sports rorts – the affair that just keeps on giving





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