Bronwyn Bishop spends $5,000 on 80km charter flight
LABOR is demanding an explanation from Federal Parliamentary Speaker Bronwyn Bishop after it was revealed she spent more than $5,000 on a charter flight for an 80-kilometre journey.
In total, the Liberal veteran spent $130,889.80 on official travel in the second half of last year.
The Speaker opted to take the charter plane from Melbourne to Geelong last November, rather than using her Commonwealth car.
The estimated travel time by road is just over an hour.
The $5,227.27 cost of the trip is detailed in a six-monthly report to the Finance Department.