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Your views: on MP allowances and Crows

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Today, readers comment on claiming and paying back entitlements, and a possible parliamentary inquiry into a controversial Crows camp.

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Commenting on the story: “Sloppy, unacceptable, disappointing”: Minister coy on expenses, blames “ambiguity”

As a previous long-time public servant, one thing that was drilled into all of us who had to work away from our principal home was to get all our paperwork in place and keep records, and if in any doubt before you claimed, ask the people who administer these payments, because they know! 

Why was that an impossibility for Knoll, Whetstone and Ellis? 

Blaming the Remuneration Tribunal determination of 2018 for creating some ambiguity should have meant if all three were ‘confused’ about any entitlement, they simply had to check what was and what wasn’t claimable.

If this simple action wasn’t possible either personally or with the aid of their paid for by the public purse office staff, how can we possibly rely on these senior members of the government, including their Ministerial edicts and responsibilities, being of the very highest analysis and decisions making?

I’m worried, and I bet our Premier is too. – Mariann McNamara

Commenting on the story: Move for parliament to probe Crows camp

If the Crow’s 2018 pre-season camp breached safe work practices, a review by Safework SA makes sense.

A probe by a parliamentary committee certainly doesn’t, and I speak as a bit of a Crows and AFL tragic.

It’s a football team mess up Tammy Franks, not for example the sort of security guard/quarantine mess up that warrants the full enquiry now underway in Victoria.

Maybe I should thank my lucky stars that we are doing well enough in SA to have time to focus on such pointless notions. Ingrid Vogelzang

Tammy Franks is proposing to bring one footy club before parliament, based on media reports?

No one died. Some seriously well-paid people may have got their feelings hurt, with huff and puff by media whose only job is to say things, any things, to get attention to make money.

Tammy, aren’t there some real issues you could do better with in parliament, like dying kids whose parents are in financial trouble, or something that really matters? – David Walsh

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