Monday, January 09, 2017

Sussan Ley

Contracting out ... Evil number 606

Health Minister Sussan Ley travelled to the Gold Coast twice at taxpayer expense for lavish New Year celebrations hosted by a multimillionaire political donor whose company has won major contracts from the Coalition government.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Monday that Ms Ley would be stood aside while her use of entitlements is probed by the head of his department, Martin Parkinson. A defiant Ms Ley insisted she had not broken any rules and would soon return to her ministerial duties when the investigation was complete.  Sussan Ley billed taxpayers to attend New Year's Eve party with 'job queen' and party donor Sarina Russo

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Google News - ‎8 hours ago‎
HEALTH Minister Sussan Ley will stand aside without minsterial pay while a review is undertaken into her expenses. However, she said her agreement to pay back some of the costs relating to a trip to the Gold Coast was “not an admission that I've broken ...
The Australian - ‎10 hours ago‎
Malcolm Turnbull has asked embattled Health Minister Sussan Ley to stand aside without ministerial pay until her controversial travel claims have been fully investigated by the Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Cabinet ...
The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
Health Minister Sussan Ley has stood down from the frontbench following controversy over her taxpayer-funded travel but says she is confident she will return to the ministry when investigations are complete. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on ...

Local Source

Courier Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
THE Queensland business identity with whom federal Health Minister Sussan Ley spent two New Year's Eve celebrations in a row has been identified. News Corp today revealed Ms Ley claimed travel costs for the two Gold Coast trips. For the two claims in ...


The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
When Sussan Ley said sorry to Malcolm Turnbull, it wasn't for failing to meet the high standards he demands when it comes to slugging the taxpayer for personal expenses. Nor was it for bringing his government that ended last year behind in the polls ...
The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
It is hopelessly inadequate, internally inconsistent, and will not be the end of the matter. Play Video. Replay Video. Play Video Don't Play. Up Next. The Chamberlain story. Play Video Don't Play. null. Video duration: 13:53. More National News Videos.
The Australian - ‎9 hours ago‎
It is the apparent idiocy of Sussan Ley's travel rorts controversy that is most alarming for voters, let alone the astonishing sense of entitlement. The Health Minister has become one of a long line of politicians who have placed an important job ...
The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
If a government MP is up to their neck in it, a gleeful opposition will wheel out a shadow minister to make appalled noises about those awful Tories or lefties circling the trough. Play Video. Replay Video. Play Video Don't Play ...
The Australian Financial Review - ‎6 hours ago‎
Health Minister Sussan Ley's recent travel and accommodation claims and unconvincing attempts at justification confirm an entitlement mentality among many of our politicians who spend so much time in their Canberra cocoon. At least Bronwyn Bishop was ...

From United Kingdom

Australian Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
OPINION: Sussan Ley will have breached the standards if she was found not to be acting in the public interest, or if her entitlement claims are judged to be illegitimate. But the rules on claiming ministerial entitlements are unclear and very complex ...