A glossary of big spenders

Bronwyn Bishop

Feb 22, 2016

The Member for Mackellar has gone from ejecting rowdy Members from the House of Representatives to being ejected herself from the Speaker’s chair after being caught out for her extravagant use of travel entitlements.

Such is her disdain for conventional transport modes, Ms Bishop chartered a helicopter at a cost of more than $5,000 instead of slumming it for a one hour drive to attend a Liberal fundraiser.

She was also caught splashing out on limousines and fancy dinners during a taxpayer funded European tour, extracting around $90,000 from the public purse for the two week jaunt.

Political warrior she may be, but her decades of public service will now always be synonymous with a hashtag and the word ‘Choppergate’.