Pay your bills on time before talking about finance - Bernardi to Hanson-Young

January 22, 2018

Senator Cory Bernardi has questioned the Greens' finance spokeswoman's attendance at the World Economic Forum when questions hang over her debt record.

The Australian newspaper reports today that Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young  — who has campaigned against company tax cuts and was late paying back taxpayer-funded bills — is in Davos, Switzerland, rubbing shoulders with business and political leaders at the World Economic Forum.

Australian Conservatives Leader and South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi has questioned the Greens’ spokeswoman for finance and trade’s attendance after it was recently claimed she had left government invoices unpaid for more than 120 days on a number of occasions and overspent on staff travel by up to $20,460.

Senator Bernardi said Senator Hanson-Young needs to “learn the first rule of good economics”.

“Pay your bills on time before pretending to have a clue about any financial matters. Sea Patrol, whale watching, Davos, they are all the same to Sarah,” he said, referring to her mistaking a fictional television program for a documentary series and a previous $4000 taxpayer-funded whale-watching trip.

Below: Senator Hanson-Young probing bureaucrats about fictional Sea Patrol program:

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