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Review Of MPs' Allowances May Be Expanded

Wellington, Oct 8 NZPA - An inquiry into MPs' allowances may be expanded. The Auditor-General's office said it would ask for information following a complaint about the accommodation allowance for Finance Minister Bill English.

Auditor General Gathers Information On English Complaint

Auditor General Gathers Information On English Complaint
Wellington, Sept 25 NZPA - The Auditor-General's office is seeking more information before deciding whether to investigate a complaint against Finance Minister Bill English over housing allowances.

Jim Bolger Most Expensive Ex-Prime Minister

Jim Bolger Most Expensive Ex-Prime Minister
By Maggie Tait and Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, Sept 1 NZPA - Jim Bolger is the biggest spender on domestic travel perks available to former prime ministers and governors-general, racking up $36,000 in expenses in 2008.

Double-Dipping Ministers Rent Apartments To Backbenchers

Double-Dipping Ministers Rent Apartments To Backbenchers
Wellington, Aug 5 NZPA - Double-dipping by ministers who rent their Wellington apartments to backbench MPs is the latest twist in the expenses saga that is ripping through Parliament.

Double-dipping Ministers Rent Apartments To Backbenchers

NZPA political reporters Wellington, Aug 5 NZPA - Double-dipping by ministers who rent their Wellington apartments to backbench MPs is the latest twist in the expenses saga that is ripping through Parliament.

Chris Ford: Political Hypocrisy Over Parliamentary Expenses

The release on Thursday of MPs travel, accomodation and expense claims makes interesting reading. In the wake of this year's jaw dropping expenses scandal in Britain, our politicians have been forced to follow suit and declare how they spend their taxpayer allocated funds.

MP Expenses Show Goff Largest MP Claimant, McCully For Minister

MP Expenses Show Goff Largest MP Claimant, McCully For Minister
Wellington, July 30 NZPA - The first disclosure of expenses claimed by MPs as well as ministers shows that Labour leader Phil Goff ran up the most expenses as an MP, while Foreign Minister Murray McCully's travel gave him the biggest bill of any minister.

David Garrett Apologises For Inappropriate Remark

David Garrett Apologises For Inappropriate Remark
Wellington, June 21 NZPA - ACT MP David Garrett has apologised for making sexual comments at work and says party leader Rodney Hide tore strips off him over the behaviour.

Speaker Says There Will Be Public Disclosure Of MPs' Expenses

Speaker Says There Will Be Public Disclosure Of MPs' Expenses
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - Just hours after Green Party MPs released details of their travel and accommodation expenses, Speaker Lockwood Smith has announced a disclosure regime for all MPs' expenses will be developed.

Greens Release Details Of Expense Claims

Greens Release Details Of Expense Claims
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - Green Party MPs have released details of their travel and accommodation expenses. The release follows a pledge by new co-leader Metiria Turei to release the information as pressure continues for MPs to be more transparent in how they spend taxpayers' money.

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