Gichuhi’s expenses don’t pass the pub test

June 21, 2018

South Australian Liberal senator Lucy Gichuhi billed taxpayers more than $4500 to fly six family travellers to Canberra during the week she was sworn into Federal Parliament.

Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi is calling for a transparency portal for all government expenditure.

The Advertiser reports, according to parliamentary records, Senator Gichuhi claimed three return flights from Adelaide, two from Darwin and a one-way flight from Sydney taken during the second week of May last year.

The Liberal recruit has been under pressure to explain her use of taxpayer-funded expenses after it was revealed she charged taxpayers more than $2000 to fly two family members to Adelaide in October last year for her birthday.

The Daily Mail reports today that the scandal-hit Senator was taken to court a staggering seven times for failing to pay nearly $10,000 in council rates and water bills - and she's still working off the debt despite earning $200,000 a year

Senator Bernardi has told David Bevan on ABC Radio Adelaide the senator’s actions are beyond the pale.

To read Sheradyn Holderhead’s full article in The Advertiser, click here.

To read Stephen Johnson and Daniel Piotrowski's full article in the Daily Mail article, click here.

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