The Bronwyn Bishop scandal has officially been taken to the next level 498



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The plot thickens for Bronwyn Bishop and her misuse of taxpayer funds…. a $6000 luxury flight was found on her record.

It’s renewed calls for the disgraced Speaker to be given her marching orders yet Tony Abbott says he’s supporting her and she’s definitely sorry for what she’s done.

This morning the PM broke his silence to give a speech that frankly let almost everyone down. On breakfast radio this morning, Mr Abbott said that he will still support Mrs Bishop, although “if there is one lesson that every single politician must have had reinforced by all of this, it is that you cannot get away with exploiting the rules”.

“Anyone who saw her on television yesterday would know that this is a very, very chastened person indeed”, Abbott said of the Speaker’s delayed apology.

And as the public service rigorously audits Bronwyn Bishop’s expense claims, the more comes out, with the newest revelation showing she took a luxury aircraft late last year from Sydney to Nowra, 160km in distance. It cost taxpayers $6000.

“The Department of Finance is reviewing all of her expenditures going back 10 years and obviously if there is anything which is outside the rules it will be repaid instantly with penalties. So, I am utterly determined … that the rules will be enforced,” Mr Abbott said.

He also wanted to wait and see what else came out of the woodwork, but some Liberal MPs have had enough of his laidback approach to Bronwyn Bishop.

“So, a lot has happened and let’s see what else might emerge out of the review that is going on now,” he said.

Opposition leader Bill Shorten couldn’t hide his disgust when asked to comment today, saying, “These reports take the seriousness of Bronwyn Bishop’s misconduct to the next level.

“If Mrs Bishop’s personal relationships influenced her decision to repeatedly hire a particular company, then that is incredibly serious”.

He said Tony Abbott is ignoring the Australian people and “rather than punish Bronwyn Bishop, he’s rewarding her by keeping her as Speaker. Tony Abbott rewarding Bronwyn Bishop is an insult to the millions of Australians who are disgusted by her behaviour”.


Tell us, who do you agree with? The PM or Mr Shorten? Do you think enough is enough? Or should more of Bronnie’s dirty laundry be aired for all to see?

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  1. If they think they can get away with things, or think they are somehow entitled to these perks, then they will do it.

  2. She needs to be gotten rid of and be made to pay back all these RORTS and I’d suggest have a look at all the Pollies trips

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    • If that happened then half the Labor Pollies would be broke paying all their expenses back.

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      • As would all the LIberal Pollies be broke paying back all their expenses.

    • Lester Gaunt.. So would Abbott and Libs…
      Hockey.. $50,000 to fly a chef to America for a dinner. $270 a day for his wifes house.
      Pyne.. $30,000 trip to Europe with his wife.
      Abbott.. $6.38 million to renovate house he doesn’t live in. By staying at the Australian Federal Police college when in Canberra. That decision cost us $120,000 – $39,107 for rent, $65,000 for a commercial settlement to terminate the lease in November, $1,403 for a property broker to find the home in the first place and later to look for an alternative tenant, and $14,144 in legal advice on the drafting and ending of the lease.
      2009- $9,397…book promotion
      2009- $3603..volunteer truancy assistant
      2010- $2019…charity ride
      2010- $2730…Melbourne cup
      2010- $2081…boxing day cricket match
      2011- $3431…charity ride
      2011- $2765…AFL dreamtime game
      2011- $12,877… Birdsville races
      2011- $1797…AFL grand final
      2011- $5623…Bathurst V8 super cars
      2011- $5333….Victoria Derby
      2011- $1290….Port Macquarie iron man
      2012- $1710…Oz Tennis Open
      2021- $9347…Tamworth Country Festival
      2012- $1445.. Pier to Pub swim. Lorne
      2012- $ bike ride
      2012- $ bike ride
      2012- $2372..Pier to Pub swim. Hervey Bay
      2012- $1661..AFL Dreamtime game
      2012- $9870..mission volunteer
      2012- $2449…AFL grand final
      2012- $2495…Victoria Derby
      2012- $1108.. Publicity stunt driving truck on Pacific Highway

    • mike here-don’t like abbott, never have never will, but the PM attends things in his capacity, be it the Melbourne cup, footy grand finals, whatever, but all those other leaners, friends weddings, trips o/s before applying for cushy jobs Wherever. Next for them all will be the final go round, the world that is.

  3. Yet another political comment. Sorry guys, you’ve lost me and I’m out of here. There’s thousands of subjects to discuss without politics. Next it will be religion. Both big no no’s everywhere. Bye.

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    • mike here-gotta say Jen, don’t slam the door on your way out, you might waken a few pollies.. Then as for you Willie Possum all these stories talking about sex, talking is about all I get these days.

  4. I was thinking that MAYBE the Australian Cricket Team would appreciate it if Bronny sent over some of her helicopters to get out of England!!!!!!

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