"I get a travel allowance, others get penalty rates – it's part of the package."
Adam Gartrell is a political correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age
The former minister has been called to appear as a witness at a Crime and Corruption Commission public hearing.
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Turnbull government MP Sussan Ley has broken her silence on the travel expenses scandal that ended her frontbench career, releasing a report that shows only one Comcar ride fell outside parliamentary rules.
Bumbling bureaucrats were forced to call in internet giant Google to help them scrub politicians' phone numbers from the internet.
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George Brandis fought a three-year legal battle to keep his ministerial diary secret, costing taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars. Now, under threat of contempt-of-court proceedings he has finally released it.
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The latest instalment of a popular video game franchise has been banned in Australia.
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