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Another, on 20th Aug 2010, is entitled ‘Abbott defends Slipper’s travel’:
Mr Abbott yesterday said it was “fair and reasonable” that travel expenses be paid for Mr Slipper’s travel between the Sunshine Coast and Canberra.
“Members of parliament are entitled to travel from their place of residence to Canberra for sittings of parliament,” Mr Abbott said.
There is also an article about whether or not he will be investigated, or whether there was a plot to remove his LNP endorsement.
Whatever the case, there were a lot of articles attacking the local Federal MP about his expenses in the two weeks before polling day. And note well that Opposition Leader Tony Abbott defended him.
Here are more details about Abbott defending Slipper, both before the 2010 election and after it, sourcing all documents.