Computers at Victoria’s State Parliament have been used to edit the Wikipedia page of disgraced MP Telmo Languiller, removing references to his $38,000 claims for a second home which led to his resignation as Speaker.… Read More Parliament computers used to erase ex-Speaker’s rorting from Wikipedia
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
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?
Following my research into State MPs’ second homes allowances and a little chat with The Age newspaper, the lower house Speaker Telmo Languiller is on today’s front page. Read the full story on The Age website This blatant abuse of the expenses system is, in my opinion, a resigning offence. It’s a misuse of public funds… Read More Telmo in trouble
*UPDATE 23 Feb 2017* Telmo Languiller has admitted he has been claiming a second home allowance, as suggested below, and is on the front page of today’s The Age. Read more. ———————————– If you think the Federal MPs’ allowances system is murky, take a look at those of the State Parliaments. For months I’ve been… Read More Victoria’s secret expenses