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Wyatt Roy spends big, claiming $540,000 in office expenses

Longman MP Wyatt Roy
Longman MP Wyatt Roy

LONGMAN MP Wyatt Roy has spent $541,836 on his printing and communications entitlements since he was elected in 2010, dwarfing the other current Sunshine Coast MPs' claims.

Mr Roy was one of 103 federal politicians who spent 80% or more of their claims for the last half of 2013 in that year's six-week election campaign period.

He spent $100,363 between July and December 2013, 88% - $88,862 - during the campaign.

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While Mr Roy's claims on the entitlement were much larger than Fisher MP Mal Brough and Fairfax MP Clive Palmer, they were within the rules and consistent with other second-term MPs' claims.

He did not answer questions about how appropriate it was to use entitlements during election periods.

Instead he said that "at all times" it was important to "communicate and engage in discussions with our electors".
 

Is $541,836 too much to spend on printing and communications?

This poll ended on 21 October 2015.

Current Results

Absolutely. That's more than my mortgage.

76%

No. Wyatt Roy has a job to do and nothing comes free.

12%

How would I know? I have no idea what an MP needs to spend to represent his electorate.

10%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

- DANIEL BURDON

Topics:  australian politics election campaign politics taxpayers


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