Release of Audit Report – Mr George Christensen MP, Member for Dawson

The Members of the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA) have approved the publication of a travel expense audit report for Mr George Christensen MP, the Member for Dawson.

The scope of the audit report included Commonwealth funded domestic travel which preceded or followed non-official international travel for the period 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2018.

The audit found one domestic flight and one COMCAR journey failed the dominant purpose test in section 26 of the Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017. IPEA recovered $327.28 for contravened trips. During the audit, Mr Christensen voluntarily offered to pay an additional amount of $1,843.16 being for a number of COMCARs and domestic airfares. Both amounts to a total of $2,170.44 were received by IPEA prior to publication.

The full report is available here.


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