Bishop caught spending $50,000 on South America trip

Agen Sabung Ayam

Up-to-date December 03, 2015 17:32:02

Former speaker Bronwyn Bishop invested much more than $ 50,000 on a region-hopping South American vacation before this year.

Mrs Bishop resigned as speaker in August subsequent months of force more than her taxpayer-funded expenditure.

New files reveal she travelled to Ecuador, Peru and Argentina among January 10-twenty five this year.

4 other MPs and senators have been part of a delegation that travelled to Ecuador and Peru for the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum.

Mrs Bishop travelled to Argentina with no other users of the team.

The other four billed taxpayers considerably less than $ 24,000 each.

The newest expenditure report for MPs and senators showed $ 32,046.28 was spent on airfares and $ 12,625.35 on lodging and foods, although the overall value was $ 52,seven hundred.62.

Mrs Bishop’s business office has been contacted for comment.

Earlier this year it was revealed she put in much more than $ 5,000 chartering a helicopter from Melbourne to Geelong in November to attend a Liberal Celebration fundraiser.

The expenditure report, launched today, showed she continued to charter aircraft right after the notorious November helicopter vacation.

On March six this 12 months, $ four,100 was expended on a return vacation to Port Macquarie, the place she attended the Hastings Heroine Awards — an event recognising neighborhood females leaders.

No immediate flights are accessible amongst Canberra and Port Macquarie, but the journey can get significantly less than 3 hours flying via Sydney.

A six-day trip by Ms Bishop to Vietnam in March and April value taxpayers $ 19,218.ninety nine, including practically $ thirteen,000 on flights.

Exterior Hyperlink: Expenditure claimed January 1 to June 30, 2015

Topics: tax, authorities-and-politics, federal-government, australia

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