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Tim Pallas defends use of ministerial cars for trips to Bruce Springsteen concert

The Victorian Treasurer has come to the defence of two government MPs who used ministerial cars to attend a Bruce Springsteen concert.

Attorney-General Martin Pakula and Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan have been called into question after it was revealed they used the cars to travel to and from the gig at Hanging Rock.

But Tim Pallas told Neil Mitchell he was confident the cars had been used appropriately.

He said the pair would have unlikely had much time to enjoy the concert, given the fact they’d have been working.

‘I wonder where all this ends, to be honest,’ Mr Pallas said.

‘A lot of those corporate functions do require a fair degree of engagement.

‘It looks and feels and sounds a lot like a work function.

‘I have attended such events in the past and make the view that you walk home pretty much exhausted because everybody who is there wants to talk to you about something of relevance to the government.’

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