Thursday, December 12, 2013

Pigs in the trough, unrepentant, alien, evil.

Labor ministers went out in style with their round-the-world goodbye tours | The Australian

LABOR ministers plundered about $2 million on farewell around-the-world tours in the dying months of the Gillard and Rudd governments.

Expenses records released last night reveal swan songs for the former government’s most senior members dominated the almost $3 million overseas travel bill for all senators and MPs reported in the six months to June 30.

While now retired former foreign minister Bob Carr led the way with a $368,000 bill visiting 26 countries, the records also reveal ... the 10-day trip by former climate change minister Greg Combet and ABC newsreader girlfriend Juanita Phillips through France, Belgium and Germany in April has come in at $72,027…

The former NSW MP listed the reason as conducting a “series of high-level meetings” and attending the Towards a Global Carbon Market: Prospects for Emissions Trading Conference.

Labor members held the top 15 positions on the list…

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