Now that the media feeding frenzy has died down and it's only Dr Smith's party that stands to get dipped in shit for extravagant spending over the next few years, he suddenly finds "transparency" has become a less desirable property, and MPs' privacy has become very, very important:
Yesterday he reversed that decision because he said he was "troubled" by a "lack of integrity" in what was being made public.
Oh, there's a "lack of integrity" here alright, a big, fat lack of integrity. There's also a weasel sitting in the Speaker's chair.
UPDATE: Graeme Edgeler pointed out on another thread that the Labour ex-Ministers' spending wasn't opened up by Smith's transparency push, and such spending remains transparent. It was ACT MPs who got hammered for private travel spending.