Shaw 'wanted wedding' on Vic taxpayer trip


Ms Asher said she had given advice to MPs, including Mr Shaw, on how to correctly report travel entitlements and what those entitlements were. "There is no doubt I have advised members of parliament they are able to extend a stay for parliamentary business should they wish to in compliance with the rules," Ms Asher said.

Tourism Minister Louise Asher said the Frankston MP had asked her about going to London to get married while seeking advice on MP travel entitlements, and also asked about Paris. "The member for Frankston then wanted to travel to Paris, to propose," Ms Asher told parliament on Tuesday.

Mr Shaw said it was amazing what lengths Ms Asher would go to "to deflect away from accusations of her own breach of guidelines". "The questions asked of Asher today in parliament were the result of quotes that I made to Herald Sun in which I made mention of a senior government minister," Mr Shaw said in a statement. "Ms Asher took the allegations personally as if she was the minister referred to.

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