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Nearly all federal politicians have accepted gifts from Qantas, but not all have declared them

A Crikey analysis shows at least 92% of politicians are members of Qantas' chairman's lounge.

But a bizarre Senate rule change means there are more that we don’t know about.

  • Anton Nilsson
  • Crikey

Nearly all MPs and senators have accepted gifts from Qantas, and 92% of them have declared membership in the airline’s exclusive Chairman’s Lounge, a Crikey analysis shows.

Six parliamentarians have declared either they or their spouses own shares in Qantas, while others have declared gifts as large as 75,000 airline points and as small as a model aeroplane, according to the Parliament’s register of interests and data from the transparency website Open Politics

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