Thursday, October 11, 2012

State MP's breach a warning to City Coucnillors

An Ombudsman investigation into rorts, misuse and abuse of MP travel allowances has found that Frankston MP Geoff Shaw used his parliamentary vehicle and fuel card for commercial use and allowed others to use the car for interstate business trips for his hardware store.

 The Ombudsman's findings should send a shiver through the spines of Melbourne City Councillors, Carl Jetter take not.

City Councillors have long been the focus of criticism for misuse and abuse of Councillor allowances.

Unfortunately City Councillors do not come under the same level of public scrutiny.

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has done nothing to reign in the misuse and abuse. Free booze, unfetted allowance claims and growing costs to ratepayers continue unabated.

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