A glossary of big spenders

George Brandis

Feb 18, 2016

George Brandis will forever be known as the Arts Minister who cut hundreds of millions of dollars from the portfolio, but spent more than $16,000 to build a custom-made bookcase to house his poetry books.

He also travels in style, having been caught out spending $1,100 on dinner in London and $6,000 on a water taxi in Venice.