TRAVELLER: Member for Maranoa David Littleproud (right) has racked up the second highest chartered travel expenses in Queensland.
TRAVELLER: Member for Maranoa David Littleproud (right) has racked up the second highest chartered travel expenses in Queensland. Julia Baker

REVEALED: Littleproud spends $168,000 in three months

IN THE past three months Member for Maranoa David Littleproud has spent over $23,000 on chartered travel.

The Warwick-based MP also spent more than $9700 on a trip to India and more than $8000 on domestic fares.

A list of work expenses for all federal politicians was released by the Australian Government Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority today.

Included in the list is an outline of travelling allowances, car costs, office administrative costs and travel expenses.

The costs cover all expenses between October and December last year.

The most hefty single expense on Mr Littleproud's list was a chartered trip from Birdsville to Brisbane last November, which cost $10,780.

The total spent on overnight stays for Mr Littleproud was $9619, which included three trips to Canberra for sittings of parliament and eleven trips for "electorate business" to areas such as Roma, Longreach and Charleville.

A total of $43,772 was also spent on office facilities for Mr Littleproud, who was elected as the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources two months ago.

With an electorate covering over 40 per cent of Queensland, Mr Littleproud's chartered travel costs were second highest in the state, with Bob Katter securing top spot by racking up a bill of more than $44,500.

The total work expenses for the Member for Maranoa came in at $168,291.74.

To view the total work expenses for all federal politicians visit the IPEA website.



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