Aaron Gilmore's Replacement Living up to Expectations
16 JULY 2014
Responding to the Fairfax article that first-term National list MP, Claudette Hauiti has handed in her Parliamentary charge card after inappropriate use, including using it for a trip to Australia, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says:
“If an employee charged a trip to Australia on the staff card, they would be sacked. How can someone be trusted to run the country when they can’t be trusted with the plastic?"
Earlier this year Ms Hauiti was caught out breaking Parliament's rules by employing her civil union spouse in her electorate office.
“This is not the first time that Claudette Hauiti has played fast and loose with taxpayer money. Although she replaced Aaron Gilmore, she should be setting a higher standard.”
“Rather than cover-up MPs actions, Parliamentary Services should let the public be the judge of how MPs are spending taxpayer money. We are calling on Parliamentary Services to disclose the full details of all MP misspending.”