Karl was completely right, but the pollies wouldn’t admit it.
Karl Stefanovic faced off against two federal MPs today in an attempt to make them admit taxpayers shouldn’t be paying for their kids to see them work.
Mr Pyne repeatedly insisted he had not breached entitlement rules by spending more than $7,000 of tax-payer cash to fly his four children (in business class, no less) from Adelaide to Canberra to see him on the opening day of parliament in 2013, when he was sworn in as a cabinet minister and Leader of the House.
“They are the rules. They fly business class to come to Canberra to see their dad’s job, to see the opening of parliament, I’m the leader of the house,” the Liberal minister said.
“I don’t think that’s an unfair thing to do – whether they fly business or economy.”
He said sometimes they fly economy, sometimes business and – after Karl tried to find out how many other flights there were – went on a tangent saying he didn’t have more than four kids that he was aware of (nudge, wink, etc).