Former Labor MP Tania Mihailuk accused by Bankstown mayor Khal Asfour of ... trends now
A former NSW Labor MP is accused of using ratepayer funds to buy slabs of beer, vodka, Chinese meals and chicken nuggets.
The claim has been made by former party colleague Khal Asfour at a parliamentary inquiry on Monday investigating allegations of poor conduct in his office.
The probe was sparked in 2022 when MP Tania Mihailuk used parliamentary privilege to allege Mr Asfour had property links with disgraced NSW Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid.
Mr Asfour denied any wrongdoing.
Former Labor MP Tania Mihailuk (pictured) has been accused of spending taxpayer funds on slabs of beer, vodka, Chinese meals and chicken nuggets
The mayor of southwest Sydney's Canterbury-Bankstown council withdrew a bid to run for state parliament after separate reports surfaced in January that he used ratepayer funds to pay for designer clothing.
He told the hearing on Monday he believed information handed to the committee had been selectively leaked.
'Before I had the opportunity to answer any of your questions, a deliberate and calculated leak aimed at damaging my reputation... derailed my political ambitions,' he said.
Mr Asfour said he was left with no option but to withdraw as Labor's upper house candidate.
He called on One Nation MP and member of the investigating committee Mark Latham to resign, citing a January press conference held by the MP with Ms Mihailuk.
'(Mr Latham) accused me of claiming everything on the ratepayer except my underpants,' he said.
Ms Mihailuk was booted from the Labor Party in 2022, and later announced she intended to run as an upper house candidate for One Nation at the March state election.
'My challenge to Mr