Political expenses scandal: Julie Bishop billed taxpayers for polo trip


Political expenses scandal: Julie Bishop billed taxpayers for polo trip
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    Julie Bishop is the latest politician facing scrutiny over travel expense claims as calls for an overhaul of the entitlements system grow…
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Julie Bishop is the latest politician facing scrutiny over travel expense claims as calls for an overhaul of the entitlements system grow louder.

The foreign minister charged taxpayers more than $2700 to attend a polo event last year on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula as a guest of Peroni and Jeep.

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Her office told the ABC Ms Bishop was there on official ministerial business in her capacity as foreign minister and deputy leader of the Liberal Party.

It's also been revealed three others, including two government ministers, claimed thousands for a trip to the AFL grand final in 2013.

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