PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has apparently “dropped a surprise bombshell” on MPs after announcing he will cut a generous retirement entitlement scheme towards federal MPs.
The Life Gold Travel Pass, as it is known, will be axed immediately, according to The Australian, which has left those close to retirement furious after expecting to enjoy the perks, which include free business class travel.
Despite the perk still being available to former prime ministers, Mr Turnbull has announced he would not use it.
The move comes after the scandal involving former minister Sussan Ley, who was forced to resign after claiming taxpayer funded travel for personal business.
Mr Turnbull announced he would introduce an independent agency to investigate and report of MPs monthly spending.
According to The Australian, the Gold Pass has cost taxpayers $17.2 million.
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WATCH: You can now take a seaplane from Perth to Margaret River following a new tourism announcement from the state government. Up to 12 people can travel at a time for $795 per person. What are your thoughts?
The convicts came to this country in chains, against their will. They suffered terribly and many died on the journey. When they got here their lives were ones of pain and misery, they were oppressed, beaten, starved and some put to death.
They didn't invade anything and they suffered as much as anyone whose ever been in this country. No race has a monopoly on suffering.
It's not enough that progressives and Aboriginals are free to celebrate anything they want, whenever they want. But they have to try to stop us celebrating what we want, when we want to celebrate it. It's the standard progressive mentality