Why is our agriculture minister spending as much as the Prime Minister on international travel?
David Carter has spent $72,000 on international travel in nine months Peter Dunne, Minister of Revenue, has spent $76,000 Judith Collins, $70K. Anne Tolley $79,000.
70-80K each – we’re talking about enough money to buy half a dozen last minute return business-class flights to London each, in just nine months.
I’m not criticising Murray McCully and Tim Groser’s flights. Personally, I don’t know how you manage to get through $650,000 of travel between two people in 273 days – that comes to $1200 in international flights each every single day (makes you wonder how they had the time to spend another $100,000 each on domestic travel) – but they have international portfolios, which means lots of travel.
How can the ministers for Police, Revenue, Education, and Agriculture justify jet-setting at an annual cost of $100,000 each?