Australian Parliament’s Speaker Quits Over Travel Travails

August 2, 2015 10:09 AM

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Australian Parliament’s Speaker Quits Over Travel Travails

Travel perks for politicians come under scrutiny as veteran lawmaker Bronwyn Bishop resigns over use of luxury hotels, helicopters

CANBERRA, Australia—Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has ordered a review of travel perks for lawmakers after the Speaker of the Parliament—a close political ally—resigned from the position amid a damaging expenses scandal clouding his beleaguered conservative government.

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