Tony Abbott’s Taste for Chartered Flights

13 Oct

If ever a system needed oversight and independence, this is it.

Frances Jones

Stop the Rorts

It was a wedding which triggered an avalanche of questionable expense claims being investigated, from a country music festival to various sporting pursuits in marginal seats. Which is cheaper for taxpayers – Tony Abbott’s “charity rides” or his chartered flights? Abbott and co have been projecting across parliament for years about corruption and waste of taxpayers money. This list of Parliamentarians’ Entitlements has been sitting online for years, yet it is only now that people are discovering it at http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/parliamentarians-reporting/ It appears that Tony Abbott has a taste for chartered planes. Here is a small selection: Sydney to Hervey Bay 9 Jun 10 Hervey Bay to Mackay 10 Jun 10 $18,660 http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/parliamentarians-reporting/docs/T26/ABBOTT_Tony.pdf p8 Sydney to Melbourne 18 Jun 10 $9,968 http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/parliamentarians-reporting/docs/T26/ABBOTT_Tony.pdf Brisbane to Sydney 8 Jul 10 $10,300 http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/parliamentarians-reporting/docs/T27/ABBOTT_Tony.pdf Cairns to Normanton 9 Nov 10 Normanton to Brisbane 10 Nov 10 $32,545.00 http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/parliamentarians-reporting/docs/T28/ABBOTT_Tony.pdf p30 Sydney to St George 1 Sep…

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