With all the news about strange travel claims being made by Australia’s politicians, one of the most princely claims that I’ve come across so far has been the one by Senator (Doctor) Alan Eggleston from the 2nd to the 10th of June last year in London. Now as the ardent Monarchists amongst you will know, this was about the same time as the Queen’s Primary Diamond Jubilee celebrations last year. From Dining with Royals through to partaking in Jubilee Celebrations and going to Lords Cricket Ground, the good Senator Eggleston had a particularly interesting trip to say the least. This is further exemplified by the rest of his travel itinerary, part of which has been attached below. While I’m not saying that Senator Eggleston has broken any rules, this particular trip is sufficiently strange enough to warrant further investigation.
Needless to say, the further that the Travel Claims scandal progresses in Parliament, the harder its going to be for an inquiry on the travel entitlements of politicians to be formed as numerous MPs and Politicians become tied up in it. Consequentially, this sorry story could have a while to go yet before it runs out of steam.