Bishop brushes off claims she breached rules over Jimmy Choos
Julie Bishop has brushed aside claims she might have breached rules that demand ministers pay for extravagant gifts, after receiving a pair of shoes by high-end fashion designer, Jimmy Choo.
The former Foreign Minister said she had “complied” with the ministerial code.
Federal ministers are allowed to keep gifts received on official business, provided they’re worth less than $300.
If it’s more, they must effectively buy it, by paying the difference in value.
Fairfax Media has reported the shoes could be worth many times the $300 limit.
“I complied with the register of interest,” a clearly annoyed Ms Bishop told reporters in Canberra.
“And now we can talk about matters of concern to the Australian people.”