Warren Truss was the most prolific politician attendee of sporting events while travelling in 2014, claiming $8,692 worth of travel expenses around the times he was also watching sport, according to Guardian Australia.
Truss took in two days of the Australian Open, two days of Ashes Test matches, the third State of Origin game and the Australia v France rugby union Test.
According to the expense declarations, Truss was acting prime minister during several of these dates. In total, Truss claimed $8,692 worth of travel expenses around the times he was also watching sport.
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$2500 bill for Cory Bernardi’s trip to fundraiser
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