25/01/2017 4:24 PM AEDT | Updated 30/01/2017 6:18 PM AEDT

We Did A 'Pub Test' On Politicians' Expenses Because Bronwyn Bishop Told Us To

Bishop said 'it depends which pub you go to', so we went to a whole bunch of them.

Video by Tom Compagnoni

Bronwyn Bishop knows a thing or two about falling on your sword over an expenses scandal.

In a recent interview on the subject, she stated that "there are rules, and there's the pub test", adding that "it depends which pub you go to".

In the wake of the recent spotlight on politicians' expenses -- from Sussan Ley to Mathias Cormann, Steve Ciobo to Bill Shorten and Julie Bishop -- we decided to visit a few pubs to see what ordinary punters had to say about our federal parliamentarians shelling out on expensive dinners, staying in fancy hotels and jetting around in business class.