Julie Bishop stayed an extra day in Perth after completing her official public commitments so an empty jet flew from Canberra to Perth to pick up her and her partner David Panton to return them to the nation's capital at a cost to taxpayers of $30,000.
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Barnaby Joyce charged taxpayers more than $5300 for attending three NRL games but said the trips were a legitimate part of the job. He also charged taxpayers $741 for a family member to join him at the NRL grand final.
Michael Danby: charged public for trips to Queensland with wife
In 2017, Labor MP Michael Danby repaid travel claims for family trips dating back to 2010. He used public money to pay for an ad to attack an ABC reporter and he took a week's sick leave from Parliament to spend the time travelling in Israel.
Taxpayers paid $21,500 for a chartered flight for the deputy PM Warren Truss to fly to Brisbane just after the controversial 2014 federal budget to give a speech explaining the virtues of reducing expenditure.
Weddings, operas, anything goes for Bronwyn Bishop’s expenses
Family members of Coalition MPs flew to the idyllic Cocos islands for a weekend jaunt on the taxpayers' dime. Despite claiming travel on 'family reunion' grounds, it appears both MPs were in their electorate the previous week.
MPs charge taxpayers to attend Tony Abbott’s farewell bash
Peter Dutton, Eric Abetz and Kevin Andrews billed taxpayers more than $6000 on flights, cars and hotels for their overnight stay. Neither Dutton nor Abetz responded to multiple requests for comment about the purpose of their trips.
No paper trail for Coalition’s $30m handout to Foxtel
Foxtel given $30m in taxpayers' money over four years to boost “under represented sports” on pay TV, yet the Seven Network did not receive any government support to broadcast the inaugural season of the AFL Women’s League.
Mathias Cormann had ‘no idea’ travel agent paid for family holiday flights