News Ltd reports Emma Husar & police inspector fly to Bris & share taxpayer-funded hotel room for Bruno Mars show
Tuesday, 31 July 2018
UPDATE from the embattled single-mother, domestic-violence-survivor, therapy-dog-owner, horrified-recipient-of-staff-complaints and concert-going VICTIM MP
To be abundantly clear, no work expenses were used to attend a concert.— Emma Husar MP (@emmahusarmp) August 1, 2018
Was in Cairns on 14 March to attend a day-long committee hearing on the NDIS. On 15 March, I had two meetings in Brisbane with two organisations to discuss domestic violence policy issues.
2/2 The concert tickets were a birthday present from a friend. Confident I’ve always acted within the rules but have asked IPEA to double-check and review as I take the use of taxpayers’ money extremely seriously.— Emma Husar MP (@emmahusarmp) August 1, 2018
I’m a survivor of DV with kids at home. Stalking my house and my family - by sitting in a car with dark windows out the front - is poor form, not in the public interest & dangerous @dailytelegraph. I shouldn’t have to call the police again.— Emma Husar MP (@emmahusarmp) July 31, 2018
EXCLUSIVE: Taxpayers paid for Emma Husar's trip to Brisbane where she saw Bruno Mars with her police chief friend from Sydney. Husar says taxpayer funds were justified bc she visited a domestic violence call centre and met with a charity the next day. https://t.co/v3y1Uf65At— Sharri Markson (@SharriMarkson) July 31, 2018
Front page of The Daily Telegraph. Emma Husar and her local police inspector fly to Brisbane and share taxpayer-funded hotel room for Bruno Mars Outoftown Funk #auspol pic.twitter.com/iirbhF4EYn— Christopher Dore (@wrongdorey) July 31, 2018
The Australian's Brad Norington has more about Emma and her special friend Tracy the police lady.
"Come at me baby", said Emma on Facebook.
'On my way" said Tracy the police lady.
It was "Adventure Time"!!!!
Emma Husar skipped NDIS hearing for concert
The Australian has confirmed from large deleted portions of Ms Husar’s personal Facebook page and parliamentary expenses records that she skipped the second day of an NDIS parliamentary hearing in far north Queensland in March and travelled instead to join the friend at the concert in Brisbane.
Ms Husar’s friend, Chief Inspector Tracy Stone, a police officer from the MP’s western Sydney electorate, took leave from her position in the Nepean area command, flying north for the musical rendezvous. Ms Stone called her Brisbane trip “adventure time” in a post on Facebook. Ms Husar commented: “Come at me baby.” Ms Stone replied: “On my way.”
After the March 14 Bruno Mars concert at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, the two dined at the city’s riverside Blackbird Bar & Grill, according to a deleted Facebook post.
Facing an internal party investigation into alleged staff bullying and misuse of entitlements, Ms Husar appears to have expunged all material before April this year from her personal Facebook account but left a second, official MP’s Facebook account intact.
The reason for expunging the material remains unclear.
.....she did charge $570 for a Comcar before leaving Sydney, $114 for a Comcar on arrival in Brisbane, and $186 for another on arriving back in Sydney.
A spokesman for Ms Husar said last night: “Of course no work expenses were used to attend a concert. Any assertion otherwise is preposterous. Emma was in Cairns on 14 March to attend a day-long committee hearing on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. She also met with Ruth’s Women’s Shelter in Cairns on the 13th. On 15 March, she attended meetings in Brisbane with two organisations — The Micah Project and DV Connect — to discuss domestic violence policy matters, specifically the development of consistent best-practice national standards for women’s shelters.
“These meetings were relevant to Emma’s role as secretary of the opposition status of women caucus committee and noting her involvement in domestic violence policy development.”
The spokesman said the concert tickets were a birthday gift.
After the Brisbane engagements, Ms Husar boarded a flight for Sydney and attended an Ed Sheeran concert at ANZ Stadium.