Troy Buswell asked to explain $14, 000 European tour to investigate light train

Troy Buswell resigned from the WA Parliament in March after what was described as a breakdown . ABC Troy Buswell retired from the WA Parliament in Mar after what was described as a “breakdown”.

Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett says Troy Buswell will be required to account for the cost of a vacation to Europe where the former treasurer spent almost $14, 000 upon hotels, airport transfers and great dining.

The trip in August and September last year took Mr Buswell and his after that chief-of-staff to the French countryside included in a study tour to investigate light train.

Mr Barnett says Mr Buswell will have to justify the expenses in a report that will be tabled in Parliament.

He says Government travel can be costly.

“He’s required to produce a document that will be tabled in Parliament in fact it is up to him to account for what he’s done, ” Mr Barnett said.

“Ministers will stay in good accommodation, [it] doesn’t have to be excessive, they have to eat, they have to travel, they have expenses. And international travel at a ministerial level is, by its nature, expensive. ”

Final month Mr Buswell was fined more than $3, 000 and banned from driving for 12 months after admitting crashing his ministerial car into four parked cars in Subiaco earlier this year.

At that time Mr Barnett rejected calls through Opposition Leader Mark McGowan regarding Mr Buswell to resign since MP for Vasse.

“I think it’s a good thing in the event that he continues as the Member regarding Vasse, ” Mr Barnett told ABC 720 Mornings.

“He needs to be busy, he needs to be around friends and the people of Vasse have been extraordinarily supportive of Troy, which is a good thing. ”

The court heard Mister Buswell left a trail of destruction as he drove home from the wedding in his ministerial car in February.

In the wake of the incident, Mr Buswell retired his portfolios and was described as having a breakdown.

Mister Buswell is due to return to State Parliament this week but Mr Barnett stated they had yet to discuss whether he would stay on as an MP.

“That will be up to Troy, ” Mr Barnett said.

“I would expect that he would see out the term as the Associate for Vasse.

“What he does longer term I avoid really know.

“At some stage Troy and I can sit down and have a chat about that. ”

Mr Barnett also said he hoped Mister Buswell made a full recovery through his health problems.


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Troy Buswell resigned from the WA Parliament in March after what was described as a breakdown . ABC Troy Buswell retired from the WA Parliament in Mar after what was described as a “breakdown”.

Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett says Troy Buswell will be required to account for the cost of a vacation to Europe where the former treasurer spent almost $14, 000 upon hotels, airport transfers and great dining.

The trip in August and September last year took Mr Buswell and his after that chief-of-staff to the French countryside included in a study tour to investigate light train.

Mr Barnett says Mr Buswell will have to justify the expenses in a report that will be tabled in Parliament.

He says Government travel can be costly.

“He’s required to produce a document that will be tabled in Parliament in fact it is up to him to account for what he’s done, ” Mr Barnett said.

“Ministers will stay in good accommodation, [it] doesn’t have to be excessive, they have to eat, they have to travel, they have expenses. And international travel at a ministerial level is, by its nature, expensive. ”

Final month Mr Buswell was fined more than $3, 000 and banned from driving for 12 months after admitting crashing his ministerial car into four parked cars in Subiaco earlier this year.

At that time Mr Barnett rejected calls through Opposition Leader Mark McGowan regarding Mr Buswell to resign since MP for Vasse.

“I think it’s a good thing in the event that he continues as the Member regarding Vasse, ” Mr Barnett told ABC 720 Mornings.

“He needs to be busy, he needs to be around friends and the people of Vasse have been extraordinarily supportive of Troy, which is a good thing. ”

The court heard Mister Buswell left a trail of destruction as he drove home from the wedding in his ministerial car in February.

In the wake of the incident, Mr Buswell retired his portfolios and was described as having a breakdown.

Mister Buswell is due to return to State Parliament this week but Mr Barnett stated they had yet to discuss whether he would stay on as an MP.

“That will be up to Troy, ” Mr Barnett said.

“I would expect that he would see out the term as the Associate for Vasse.

“What he does longer term I avoid really know.

“At some stage Troy and I can sit down and have a chat about that. ”

Mr Barnett also said he hoped Mister Buswell made a full recovery through his health problems.

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