Taxpayers to foot bill for senator’s trip to Nazi rally
Queensland senator Fraser Anning says he expects taxpayers to foot the bill for his flights to attend a neo-Nazi rally in St Kilda.
The independent senator told The New Daily the event represented “official business”.
Senator Anning, who sparked condemnation when he referred to the “final solution” in his maiden speech in Parliament, insisted that recent events in Melbourne were also happening in Queensland and used this to justify his trip.
“It’s official business. I am a Senator. I didn’t go there for a picnic,” Senator Anning said.
“It’s an airfare down and back. There was no accommodation.”
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek are among those who have slammed the senator’s attendance at the rally.
Should taxpayers be expected to pay for Fraser Anning’s trip to attend a Nazi rally?