From Yahoo news today
Cherie Blair is under pressure over her controversial trip to Australia after claims she was earning Â£100,000 for her engagements.It appears one charity ended up with less than 10% of the money raised from an event at which she was a guest speaker.
Now, Tony Blair's wife has been accused of "sullying" the office of the Prime Minister.
And it has emerged that a charity fundraising dinner she spoke at is being investigated by Australian authorities.
Mrs Blair was guest speaker
at the event in Melbourne to raise funds for the Children's Cancer Institute Australia for Medical Research (CCIA).
An Australian newspaper report said only Â£6,700 of the Â£81,000 raised from the evening made it back to the CCIA for cancer research.
That works out at just 8% of the money, while nearly Â£75,000 was used to pay for the dinner and guest speakers.
According to the paper, the watchdog Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV), had acted on a tip-off.
Mrs Blair's speaking tour of Australia generated a host of negative newspaper headlines after it was reported that she was earning Â£100,000 for her engagements.
CAV director David Cousins said the CCIA had breached its registration under Victoria's Fundraising Appeals Act.
Under the act, a charity must receive no less than 60% of funds raised in an appeal on its behalf.
Dr Cousins said that the CCIA had until Thursday to show why it should be allowed to remain registered as a fundraiser in Victoria.
Shadow Leader of the House Chris Grayling said in a statement: "The fact that Mrs Blair's commercial activities have left her exposed to an Australian Government inquiry absolutely confirms my view that she has got to stop making money in this way.
"We simply cannot have the office of British Prime Minister sullied like this."
Downing Street has declined to comment.
Have these people no shame? no excuses, being paid to speak at a CHARITY event?????