ScoMo charges taxpayer for jetting into Murdoch bash

Via The Guardian:

Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg billed taxpayers almost $5,000 to take the prime minister’s private jet on a whirlwind trip to Sydney on the night of Lachlan Murdoch’s Christmas party, leaving Canberra after 6pm, attending the Bellevue Hill soiree and then returning to the capital before 9am the next morning.

On 5 December last year, as bushfires blanketed Sydney in smoke haze, both the prime minister and treasurer attended the media heir’s mansion, Le Manoir, in the harbourside suburb.

The party was filled with celebrities, rich-listers and politicians, including Australia’s richest man, Anthony Pratt, the former NSW premier Mike Baird and the Crown casino boss, John Alexander.

The party, according to media reports, began about 5pm. Morrison and Frydenberg were in parliament until at least 6pm for the last day of the sitting year.

Flight logs published by the Department of Defence show the pair, along with ministers Peter Dutton and Stuart Robert, took the jet to Sydney at a cost of $2,153. Dutton did not respond to questions about whether he attended the party. Robert was in Sydney for official parliamentary business and did not attend the party.

This is what we are stuck with so long as Labor kisses Chinese booty.

David Llewellyn-Smith

Comments

    • happy valleyMEMBER

      Just visiting the son of the real ruler of Straya which son will succeed the father once the father snuffs it.

  1. Display NameMEMBER

    And Bronnie was vilified for spending 5K on a chopper.
    But scomo, Frydenberg were going to kiss the ring. Pay homage and promise fealty to the other half of their announcement machine.

  2. happy valleyMEMBER

    When your sh.t doesn’t stink, you can do whatever you like. F.ck the great unwashed (aka the greater majority of voters).

  3. The party was filled with celebrities, rich-listers and politicians, including Australia’s richest man, Anthony Pratt, the former NSW premier Mike Baird and the Crown casino boss, John Alexander.

    And you wonder why the likes of Trump got elected. For many punters it all looks like 1 big game the wealthy and powerful play at the expense of the rest of us, Anyone who claims they can drain the swamp is going to get elected.

    • Mining BoganMEMBER

      You know, you read these stories and the names are trotted out for adulation but you never hear them say there was anyone nice there. Never. Or that they had a nice time.

      It seems rather shallow.

      • Agree, I can’t imagine Rupert is much fun to hang out with. He probably doesn’t drink, because he’s too busy drinking an elixir made of the blood of the young to try and live on forever…

        • That’s why everyone gets to bring a “plus one that won’t be missed”. Christian Porter is the first name on the guest list.

        • happy valleyMEMBER

          + He is probably always scheming? What can I get out of tonight, otherwise what’s the point of wasting my money on all this?

  4. $5k big deal. I feel that should virtually be an entitlement – the PM is flying to meet some important Australians. Either that or let them not be in Parliament.

    When we do become a republic we should re-consider the westminster system. The press / political parties virtually campaign in a presidential sense so I don’t see why we don’t directly elect the PM. Then do the US system where cabinet doesn’t have to be a politician and you can get experienced non-pollies to run govt departments (ie Treasury secretary).