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Helloworld Travel to sponsor Liberal Party fundraiser despite concerns it ‘is not a good look’

Mathias Cormann

The travel company at the centre of a string of federal political controversies is the major sponsor for a Victorian Liberal Party “coffee and chat” fundraiser to be held in Melbourne this weekend.

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann was under fire last week after it was revealed he had not been charged for family flights to Singapore, with the Senator also saying he called Helloworld Travel chief executive Andrew Burnes when he wanted to book flights.

Mr Burnes, the Liberal Party’s federal treasurer, was also linked to arranging a meeting for a then Helloworld executive with Australia’s Ambassador to the United States, Joe Hockey.

On Saturday the Gardenvale branch in Melbourne’s bayside is hosting a $20 “coffee and chat” fundraiser with Victorian Liberal Party president Robert Clark.

The event is being sponsored by the Brighton franchise of Helloworld Travel.

The decision to keep Helloworld Travel as the sponsor of the event has raised the ire of some Liberal Party members who say it “is not a good look”.

The franchise has sponsored the coffee and chat event for some time and say the contribution is small and only “three figures” …


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  1. Chris

    February 28, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Lets have a Hockey Vibbly Vobbly cigar on it!

  2. Russell

    February 28, 2019 at 7:34 am

    The frog boiling syndrome. Just keep turning the heat up a little more each time until the electorate is thoroughly cooked in its home.


  3. William Boeder

    February 27, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Do understand there will be plenty of this kind of shifty goings-on right up until these Liberal party sneaks get piched out of the leadership rort.
    The bloke above, rat cunning Mathius, he just happens to be one of the most treacherous people in Australia.
    To make matters worse, this Belgian import has been permitted to hold the key to our Federal Revenue Bunker.

    This kind of phrenetic political philandery and phalacious goings-on has been wrought upon the Australian taxpayer per the courtesy of the current spitting Cobras in the leadership pen.

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