Travel and hospitality

Golf classified: Deputy PM won't budge on naming wealthy golf buddy

Despite our emails, phone calls, and now an FOI request to his office, Richard Marles just won't divulge who provided him with a free round of golf at an exclusive US golf club on the eve of AUKUS talks last year.

Real estateOther income

Please explain, Pauline Hanson: Why didn't you declare your $1.1m property?

Senator Hanson's statement to the Register of Senators’ Interests last week is one of the strangest we've seen: she declared no longer receiving rental income from a property she never declared to the register.

Travel and hospitality

Foreign governments and private groups subsidise 130 overseas trips over four years

Nearly 30% of federal parliamentarians have accepted sponsored overseas travel and hospitality since the 2019 election, raising questions about undue influence peddling from foreign and commercial interests.

Travel and hospitality

Fore! Deputy PM won't disclose details about free golf round

Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Richard Marles has breached parliamentary rules and the Ministerial Code of Conduct by not disclosing who gave him a free round of golf at a top US club with an ugly past.

Andrew Leigh MP

Andrew Leigh MP

Member for Fenner, ACT

Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury Assistant Minister for Employment

Australian Labor Party

Total Interests: 34

Latest alteration: Gifts - 18/05/23

Source: Statement of Registrable Interests - this contains interests declared as at 11/04/22 and alterations since then. More info

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Travel and hospitality

Three politicians fail to declare overseas junkets

If you are a politician who appears in happy snaps while on privately funded junkets, it's probably a good idea to disclose who funded your trip to the parliament's interests registers.

Travel and hospitality

Taipei Confidential: More junkets exposed

Another day, another revelation. Our social media sleuthing has uncovered more MPs who haven’t declared privately sponsored overseas trips.

Gifts Hospitality

Money AND gifts: How the gambling industry buys political influence

In addition to donating millions to Labor and the Coalition parties, gaming companies and pokies venues are giving hundreds of expensive gifts to their federal MPs, our new analysis reveals. Open Politics shows who's giving and who’s getting, as well as those with shares in gambling companies.

Travel and hospitality

Transparency MP the latest caught not declaring junket

The other week our social media monitoring uncovered five politicians who didn't declare privately-sponsored junkets. Today we look at two more and ask why interest disclosure rules are not being enforced.