Labor is demanding an explanation from Bronwyn Bishop after it was revealed
she chartered a helicopter to take an 80-kilometre flight from Melbourne to
a golf course near Geelong for a Liberal Party function.
The Federal Parliamentary Speaker opted for the taxpayer-funded charter flight
to the Clifton Springs Golf Club last November, rather than using her
The estimated travel time by road is about 90 minutes each way.
The $5,227.27 cost of the trip is detailed in a six-monthly report to the Finance
Department. A golf course volunteer tweeted photos of the helicopter arriving
at the course, describing the Speaker's arrival as "spectacular".
A spokesman for Mrs Bishop said the trip was chartered to "meet commitments"
and all travel was taken "within entitlements and in accordance with parliamentary guidelines".
..... GUIDELINES < WTF
But wait ,... there's more
Mrs Bishop spent more than $88,000 on a 15-day official visit to Europe while she was
running for the presidency of the Geneva-based Inter-Parliamentary Union.
The trip to Europe took in Italy, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland from October 3-18.
(She didn't get the job , but why should my taxes pay for her apply !?)
There are currently 150 members of the House of Representatives, each representing
one geographic area of Australia. Members are elected for a 3 year term and when in
parliament take part in debate on proposed laws and public policy, representing the
views of the people in their electorate.
Also we have state politicians , ... hundreds of them ! .... not counting the ex-politicians,
All raping taxpayers , on a daily basis . For a country of 20 million people,
I say we cannot afford this waste .
NSW Seats 135
QLD Seats 89
SA Seats 69
WA Seats 95
Tas Seats 40
Vic Seats 88
With personal and indirect tax , slavery to this bloated pig trough , is beyond
anything reasonable . In these times of belt -tightening , why should anybody
pay for politicians who want to lead a rock star lifestyle ?
..... just two cents I had left over !