Stuart Robert, Dan Tehan and Simon Birmingham charged taxpayers more than $4,500 for an overnight trip to Sydney where they mingled with mining and banking donors at a $10,000-a-head Liberal party fundraiser dinner hosted by Channel Nine.
Tony Burke claims $12,000 from taxpayers for family trip to Uluru
The then environment minister took a four-day return trip to Uluru with his family. Burke subsequently conceded taxpayers should not have been charged for his children to fly business class but he has not repaid the cost.
Deputy PM Michael McCormack and his wife flew to Melbourne on a VIP government jet before the 2019 Melbourne Cup and justified the trip by reannouncing a three-year-old funding pledge for a sports facility.
Mathias Cormann’s $23,000 travel bill for Broome trips over five years
Tasmanian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz billed taxpayers $3000 for domestic return flights from Hobart to Melbourne and a series of Comcars so he and a family member could attend the Australian Mines and Metals Association centenary celebrations.
Taxpayers cough up $3700 for Pauline Hanson’s Perth fundraising trip
Pauline Hanson charged taxpayers $3,700 for a three-night trip to Perth where she held “intimate” $5000-a-head dinners for One Nation donors and a $20-per-head “fish and chip” fundraiser for about 300 people.
A spokesman for Anthony Albanese said the $126 cost of the Comcars had been repaid but would not say if the money was repaid before or after Guardian Australia lodged an FoI request for travel details.
Bowen bills taxpayers $2000 for four-hour trip to Adelaide
Chris Bowen billed taxpayers more than $2000 for a day trip to Adelaide, where he was the key speaker at a $500-a-head business lunch to raise money for South Australian Labor’s 2018 state election campaign.