Snout still in the trough: WA Liberal MP takes wife to golf tournament and charges taxpayers

A Turnbull government MP who charged taxpayers for flights to his own wedding has reported spending nearly $2000 for his wife to travel to a golf tournament in Queensland.

Western Australian Liberal MP Steve Irons said he attended the December 2015 Australian PGA event on the Gold Coast to study “golf tourism opportunities” – reporting the trip as “electorate business”, despite representing the marginal Perth seat of Swan.

Serial travel rorter Steve Irons and wife Cheryl

Now in fairness to Irons, all of this is “within entitlements” which means that nothing can really be done to stop this kind of behaviour and clearly the opprobrium of his first offence has not deterred him.


It seems that some members of the parliamentary capable party have learned nothing from scandals surrounding disgraced ex-speaker Bronwyn Bishop.

It is probably too much to expect that Malcolm Turnbull will read the riot act.

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