Bridget McKenzie was forced to resign in February 2020 after the “sports rorts” affair but, as are the ways of the National Party, misdeeds are quickly forgotten if you back the right leader at the right time. So just like her good buddy, recently resurrected National Party Leader Barnaby Joyce, McKenzie is back on the Coalition government front bench as Minister for Regionalisation, Regional education and Regional Communications.
A perfect spot for someone who has perfected the art of favouring just the right electorate at the right time …
Here are “Six of the best” on Bridget McKenzie from our QED database, demonstrating the desperate need for a federal ICAC.
MPs’ ‘inexcusable’ behaviour is routinely excused in The Age of No Responsibility
Bridget McKenzie’s $2,200 Sydney awards night jaunt
Regional Growth Fund follows sport rorts playbook
Bridget McKenzie bills public for $20k private jet to ice-hockey game
80% of fund for female sports goes to Coalition seats
Sports rorts – the affair that just keeps on giving
Kim Wingerei is a businessman turned writer and commentator. He is passionate about free speech, human rights, democracy and the politics of change. Originally from Norway, Kim has lived in Australia for 30 years. Author of ‘Why Democracy is Broken – A Blueprint for Change’.