Backbencher Arty gets an invite from a Cairns mate to go game fishing. “Your wife will kill you, the kids’ school fees are due next week”, said Beccy, his secretary. “No worries”, said Arty.
“Just call the local Lions Club and tell them I’ll be in Cairns that week and I would like to address them on double deductions I intend to propose to fundraising in a private member’s Bill.
“Then get them to write a letter of invitation with the details.”
“Okay, that takes care of the airfares, hotel accommodation, tucker, a hire car and out of pocket expenses.”
“Are you taking your wife?” asked Beccy. “Of course not, that would be cheating”, said Arty.
“But if you are up for a bit of slap and tickle, you can come.”
“Okay” said Beccy.
And that’s the way it works, doesn’t it fellas? Well, it did when I was there.