Labor has said the party wants answers from the Australian Federal Police over the scandal involving the Speaker of the House, Bronwyn Bishop ant the misuse of entitlements, the scandal has become known as “Choppergate”.
Pat Conroy is seeking clarification and answers from the Australian Federal Police on why they have decided not to investigate Ms Bishops misuse of taxpayer funds with the chartering of the helicopter to attend a party fundraising function but nvestigated former Speaker Peter Slipper over the misuse of travel entitlements in 2012.
The Australian Federal Police have said that the matter will be looked at by the Finance Department and not the police force. The Labor party is asking the Australian Federal Police to investigate if the Speaker made a false statement when she signed a Finance Department form stating the helicopter was chartered for”official business”.
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