Second home MPs can’t be named because of “privacy laws”, says new Speaker

The names of State MPs claiming public money for second homes cannot be released because it would breach their privacy, says the new Speaker of Victoria’s Parliament. The extraordinary excuse by Colin Brooks MP, who oversees the MP allowances system, was given in response to repeated requests I have made for the information in recent weeks.… Read More Second home MPs can’t be named because of “privacy laws”, says new Speaker

Congratulations Mr Speaker – now can I have the list of MPs with second homes?

On 21 February I asked the Speaker of the Victorian Parliament for a list of all MPs claiming an allowance for a second home. Two days later the Speaker was front page news after I kicked off the expenses scandal by suggesting he was rorting the system (he was). I never got a reply to… Read More Congratulations Mr Speaker – now can I have the list of MPs with second homes?