Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made light of the Speaker Bronwyn Bishop’s travel claim controversy and the Coalition’s Q&A ban at an awards dinner in Sydney on Thursday night.
According to a stream of tweets on Twitter, Mr Turnbull joked about the cost of travelling through the city, while a picture of an opal card with a balance of $5,227 was projected onto a big screen behind him.
That was the amount Mrs Bishop spent on a taxpayer funded helicopter trip from Melbourne to Geelong in November last year. She has agreed to repay the money.
Mr Turnbull told the audience the Government had reached a deal with the ABC to get frontbenchers back on Q&A, pointing to a photoshopped image of the Q&A panel featuring himself as all five guests.
Speaking at the Communications Alliance and CommsDay Awards dinner, Mr Turnbull also took the opportunity to remind the audience about Federal Attorney-General George Brandis’s now infamous interview where he tried to define metadata.
— David Ramli (@Davidramli) July 16, 2015