by MAMAMIA NEWS
1. Prime Minister Tony Abbott has repaid taxpayers after using money for ‘travel expenses’ to attend former frontbencher Sophie Mirabella’s wedding in 2006.
According to News Corp, Mr. Abbott repaid a total of $1,094 when he was informed he was not entitled to do so. Similarly Fairfax Media has revealed that Coalition MP’s Barnaby Joyce, Julie Bishop and Teresa Gambaro ‘collectively claimed more than $12,000 in “overseas study” allowances’ when they attended an Indian billionaire’s wedding with Gina Rinehart in 2011.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended Ms Bishop’s that she spent most of her time in India meeting with business executives. “Julie Bishop’s visit to India was very much in line with what she should have been doing as foreign minister,” he said.