Fed-up Aussie dad asks MPs to fund family holiday


SYDNEY: An Australian father outraged by taxpayer-funded travel perks for politicians and their families has turned the tables by asking members of parliament to help fund his own vacation with his children. Australian politics has been consumed with stories about the “entitlements” elected representatives are allowed, with MPs under pressure for flying their children business class for trips which cost thousands of dollars. The furor prompted father-of-three Stephen Callaghan to establish a Go Fund Me page, entitled “Please Pay For My Kids’ Holiday,” which is directed squarely at federal politicians. Callaghan said he wasn’t asking for donations from everyday Australians, but they had nonetheless donated more than A$700 (US$520) to his page by Monday afternoon, with several donors saying they were prompted by their disgust at arrogant politicians.



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