Tevor Mallard has adroitly introduced to the public the fact that Chis Carter recently took a trip to Tibet. What makes this little matter more than of passing interest is that the trip was not authorised by the Labour Caucus, let alone the Leader.
Adolf wants to know therefore, who paid for the trip?
Does Parliamentary Services authorize unlimited travel for all back benchers and their assorted hangers on to any destination in the world, on any whim and with any flimsy excuse? What are the criteria for approval and payment of these expenses? Adolf struggles to imagine what possible benefit might accrue to the NZ tax payer from sending the Petulant Poofter and his little mate on an all expenses paid business class luxury trip to Shangri La in search of a cure for the aging process.
So, will someone who knows how please lodge an official request for all documentation associated with this unauthorized trip?
One can be confident they didn't stay at the local back packers' joint.