Bizarre moment Deputy Liberal Leader Sussan Ley walks into Parliament dressed in


Bizarre moment senior politician walks into Parliament dressed like Tina Turner with an 80s-style wig

  • Sussan Ley arrived in Parliament wearing an 80s style mullet wig
  • She performed the ‘dare’ to raise money for cancer charity 

Deputy Liberal Leader Sussan Ley has arrived in Parliament wearing an 80s style wig and dressed as her ‘alter ego’ Tina Ley-na Turner to raise money for charity.

Ms Ley appeared in the House of Representatives on Tuesday in front of a tentative crowd in a black camisole, pearls and the frizzy blonde mullet wig.

Speaker Milton Dick introduced Ms Ley ‘with some nervousness’ and she confirmed her costume was a ‘dare’ from her community, ‘for a very worthwhile cause’.

‘I am here today as my alter ego, Tina (Ley-na) Turner,’ she said.

‘At a cancer support fundraiser in Griffith last Friday, my song partner challenged the 700 strong crowd to reach a $100,000 target – but only if I took Tina to Parliament House.’

She described cancer as a ‘tougher curse in the country with the tyranny of distance’ and revealed the total sum of $100,000 was later doubled after accepting the conditions of the dare.

‘I want to thank the generosity of the community in Griffith. In the Riverina, we just get things done.

‘Two years ago, I announced around five million dollars from the Coalition Government for a new Cancer Centre in Griffith.

‘Now that money gets you the bricks and mortar but there is always more needed for patient care, medical costs and equipment.’

Last week, Ms Ley performed at an event to raise money for the care centre, which is due to open in May. 

Video footage of the performance shows Ms Ley dancing and singing alongside radio DJ Starry for Triple M Riverina. 

Ms Ley appeared in the House of Representatives on Tuesday in front of a 'tentative' crowd in a black camisole, pearls and the frizzy blonde wig as part of a 'dare' from her community

Ms Ley appeared in the House of Representatives on Tuesday in front of a ‘tentative’ crowd in a black camisole, pearls and the frizzy blonde wig as part of a ‘dare’ from her community

Sussan Ley described the costume as her 'alter ego'

Sussan Ley described the costume as her ‘alter ego’

Earlier on Tuesday, Ms Ley appeared on 2GB Radio to slam Prime Minister Anthony Albanese over his super announcement.

‘This is a dishonest prime minister. He’s deceived the Australian people,’ she said.

‘Now he’s breaking promises, in fact he is breaking promises he made hundreds of times before the last election, and he’s ramming policies through the parliament that he didn’t even mention once.

‘This is a perfect example… if you’re 37 years old, and you’re looking at investing more in your super, in 30 years’ time you’ve basically been told that what is described as $3m dollars today has shrunk to about $1m. Now, we have enough trouble convincing young people to invest in super and now they see this changing of the goalposts.’

She described cancer as a 'tougher curse in the country with the tyranny of distance' and revealed the total sum of $100,000 was later doubled after accepting the conditions of the dare

She described cancer as a ‘tougher curse in the country with the tyranny of distance’ and revealed the total sum of $100,000 was later doubled after accepting the conditions of the dare



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