Vic Lib hands in docs after privacy worry

Kaitlyn Offer

A Victorian Liberal MP who withheld a documents from a parliamentary audit into entitlements because of privacy concerns has been pressured into handing the papers in.

Auditors were called in to examine the second residence allowance after former Speaker Telmo Languiller and his deputy Don Nardella were caught claiming cash to live in the country despite being metropolitan MPs.

Documents were demanded from 32 MPs as well as Mr Languiller and Mr Nardella under the probe.

However, Member for Benambra Bill Tilley "was unwilling to provide relevant documentation citing privacy reasons", according to the report released on Wednesday.

Mr Tilley told AAP he provided redacted papers to the auditors, but was refusing to hand over others to maintain his partner's privacy and he did not know where his car registration documents were.

The opposition has spent weeks hounding the government over the entitlements scandal and leader Matthew Guy repeatedly told reporters everything was above board with his MPs.

On Thursday, Mr Tilley co-operated with auditors on the remaining documents and Mr Guy told reporters his MP's concerns stemmed from his previous life as a police officer.

"This morning he's provided another 70 pages of material including bank statements, home insurance policies, power bills, water bills, insurance bills for his car, his local mowing bills," Mr Guy said.

"I have no doubt that not only does Bill Tilley live where he says he lives in West Wodonga, he will satisfy all the provisions that are required of him."

The final audit report resulted in 12 recommendations to overhaul the governance and transparency of salaries and allowances.

It calls for a review of all existing allowances; legislation to compel MPs to refund overpayments; and an independent tribunal to oversee salaries and allowances.

Premier Daniel Andrews says there is merit in a tribunal system.

"I think one of the areas where the community is pretty sick and tired of politicians on both sides of the fence is the notion that we're setting our own allowances, setting our own pay," he told reporters.

He said his government would soon announce its "comprehensive set of reforms" for the "archaic" system.

Mr Languiller and Mr Nardella both resigned from their positions following the scandal.

Since 2010, Mr Nardella has claimed $174,836 for having a secondary residence, first living in Ballarat with a partner.

But when that relationship fell apart in 2014, he claimed the allowance to live in an Ocean Grove caravan park cabin that he rented for $200 a fortnight from family because his St Kilda flat wasn't "spacious enough".

He has refused to pay back any of the money and was booted from the parliamentary Labor Party over it.

Mr Languiller has repaid the $37,800 he claimed and has been on sick leave.