Shakeup for MP register that was getting Dusty

Lynn Imbier

But Labor MP Leon Bignell claims his Australian Kelpie Dusty – a Kangaroo Island bushfire survivor named soon after AFL hardman Dustin Martin – was a reward that dollars could not buy.

“He was one of the seven five-7 days-previous pups who survived the fire that destroyed the household, sheds and vehicles of their proprietor Shane Leahy, who owns Kangaroo Island Garlic.

“Shane gave absent six of the seven pups and I was lucky ample to have Dusty appear and be portion of our family.

“I never have an actual benefit but I’d describe him as priceless.”

If point out MPs are supplied presents value $750 or a lot more they have to be disclosed.

“In 2019 an Australian document of $25,000 was set for a kelpie pup known as Eveready Possum but if somebody made available me $1 million for Dusty I would not get it.”

Mr Bignell’s declaration was one of several unveiled in a new sign up of passions for MPs in SA Parliament’s Decreased Household this 7 days.

Other presents declared involved tickets to WOMADelaide, AFL soccer game titles and period passes to the races.

Environment Minister David Speirs has taken care of the mantle of SA Parliament’s residence magnate.

But new community Trade Minister Stephen Patterson has included a number of houses to his portfolio considering that declaring twelve months ago.

An update of passions by South Australia’s Canberra centered MPs also demonstrates a myriad of presents with tickets to WOMADelaide, hospitality at AFL game titles and horse races often approved.

Federal Trade Minister Simon Birmingham approved tickets to see Irish rock royalty U2 at the Adelaide Oval.

Federal Labor activity spokesman Don Farrell approved tickets to the Australian Open tennis, exam cricket at the Adelaide Oval and the Melbourne Cup.

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