A POLITICAL storm has erupted after Farrer MP Sussan Ley admitted buying a Gold Coast investment property during a taxpayer-funded trip to Queensland.
The health minister's office has confirmed she bought the property after travelling to Brisbane in May 2015 for an announcement about subsidised drugs.
She then went to the Gold Coast for meetings with health stakeholders, and that's when the real estate deal was done.
"The property purchase was not planned nor anticipated," a spokeswoman for the minister said in a statement on Friday.
National media has reported Ms Ley was travelling with her partner on the taxpayer-funded trip when she bought a $795,000 unit, complete with ocean views, at Main Beach.
The minister's spokeswoman said there was nothing untoward about Ms Ley's partner being present on the trip.
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